May Day police repression of Paris protests
Yesterday, riot police in Paris were heavy-handed in their repression of protests against proposed changes to labour laws.
The protests occurred on May Day, an international day to honour workers and their struggles.
According to ABC, "The reforms would give employers more flexibility to agree to in-house deals with employees on working time, a move the government says is needed to bring down unemployment now above 10 per cent. Critics say the reforms will lead to poorer working conditions and more sackings."
A reported 80,000 protesters marched throughout France, including between 20-70,000 in Paris alone.