CHAOS in Paris as 75,000 march against labour reforms

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Paul Martin

THOUSANDS of protestors went on a rampage against labour reforms and even vandalised a children’s hospital.

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Rioters also threw missiles at police, the Eiffel Tower had to be closed and key travel links were disrupted.

Health Minister Marisol Touraine called the attack on a children’s hospital “the revolting work of rioters”.

He said: “We are talking about a children’s hospital that was attacked. There were children going into the operating room at the time, some were asleep. This is truly shocking.”

It was the worst violence of President Hollande’s administration as police officers dodged fireworks and shop windows were shattered.

Later in the night, several cars were torched by the rioters.

Hundreds of protestors dressed in black led a march through southern Paris.

Technician Aurelien Boukelmoune said: ”I’ve been to all the demos since March because I want to live in dignity, not just survive.”

Trade unions organised a further 50 demonstrations across the country with more than a million people taking part.

Authorities made six arrests and a total of 40 people were hurt in the riots held yesterday.

The strike is the latest in months of industrial action which has seen air and rail transport disrupted, fuel shortages and rubbish piled up on the streets of Paris.

The controversial labour reforms aim to make the job market more flexible and reduce high unemployment, but critics see them as too pro-business.

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