Fresh protests across France against labour reforms

Police put the turnout for the peaceful march - initially banned by the authorities - at up to 20,000 while unions said figure was closer to 60,000.

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For the tenth time in three months, leftwing trade unions took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Thursday to protest against François Hollande’s jobs reform in a sign of the worsening social climate and deepening political quagmire that have ensnared the socialist president in the final year of his term, reports the Financial Times.