Paris Labor Protests Take A Turn For The Violent

Soumashree Sarkar - Author

Jun. 15 2016, Updated 12:42 a.m. ET

Paris labor protests took a turn for the violent, as 26 were injured in an open clash between protestors and the riot police force yesterday. Twenty of the injured were part of the police, while six were protesting civilians. As thousands marched in the French capital to protest revisions in existing labor laws, street protests gave way to demonstrations that saw youth and labor union members throw projectiles at the police and the police force retaliate with tear gas and water cannons.

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