Poor turnout for nationwide marches against Macron reforms


Street protests organised by trades unions in cities and towns across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron's social and economic policies, notably reform of labour laws, were reported to have drawn a lower turnout than in previous demonstrations in September, with police claiming that 8,000 demonstrators joined marches in Paris against union estimates of 40,000. 

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French unions on Thursday held nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron's labour law reform for the fourth time this autumn, reports Radio France Internationale.