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13 May, 2018 13:35

‘One year is enough’: Thousands of anti-Macron protesters march in Paris (VIDEO)

‘One year is enough’: Thousands of anti-Macron protesters march in Paris (VIDEO)

Thousands of people are marching in Paris on Sunday ahead of the one-year anniversary of French President Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration.

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Workers’ unions in France have been holding protests against Macron’s planned labor reforms, which will grant employers the power to negotiate conditions with their workers, making it easier for them to hire and fire staff while also capping payouts. Job cuts and salary freezes will also be implemented across the public sector, including in education, transportation and the courts. Critics have branded the reforms an “assault” on the rights of French workers.

The protests are the latest in a series of demonstrations that have taken place across the country in recent weeks. In April, events turned violent after officers in riot gear fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protesters on the streets of Paris.

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