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France Engulfed in Strikes, Protests over Labor Reform

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of France Thursday for a one-day nationwide strike protesting a government labor reform proposal that would make it easier for employers to hire and fire workers and weakens the power of unions. Several thousand people shouting anti-government slogans marched largely peacefully through Paris Thursday, demanding that the government reverse the labor bill. Government sources said nine people were detained for property damage and police...

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