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protests across france against macron's labour reforms | france news

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protests across france against macron's labour reforms | france news

tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across france to protest against president emmanuel macron's plans to make the country's laws more flexible.france's macron under fire over labour changesa day of strikes and demonstrations was launched by france's biggest trade union, the cgt, on tuesday opposing macron's reforms, which are intended to tackle high unemployment by loosening the rules that govern how businesses hire and fire staff.about 4,000 strikes and 180 protests were organised by the cgt, with rail workers, students and civil servants urged to protest.at lunchtime, crowds of a few thousand were reported in the cities of nice, marseille, saint nazaire and caen.police said 24,000 people marched in the paris protest, while the cgt union put the number at 60,000.  suburban trains in paris were disrupted but most other transport services operated normally, with the other two main union groups largely shunning the cgt's call for a one-day strike. watch inside story: can the french economy be fixed?the turnout for tuesday's nationwide protest will serve as an indicator of how much opposition the president faces from the country's influential workers unions."what is going to be a surprise is when he ends up giving ground," far-left leader jean-luc melenchon told reporters as he joined a protest in the southern port of marseille.the decrees are due to be adopted by the government on september 22.  the reforms to the labour code are a flagship polic...