French police clear strikers from refinery amid labour reform standoff

Prime minister Valls warned other pickets would be dealt with 'extremely firmly' while union boss said they would 'see this through to the finish'.

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Riot police in France have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest blocking a key fuel depot near the southern port of Marseille, after pickets over labor reforms caused gasoline shortages around the country, reports Deutsche Welle.