Keyword: oil refineries
President Hollande is forced to deny his country faces a ‘May revolution’, comparable to the students and workers’ revolt of May 1968.
Prime minister Valls warned other pickets would be dealt with 'extremely firmly' while union boss said they would 'see this through to the finish'.
Finance minister Michel Sapin says CGT union is holding France hostage and that government will take the necessary action to end blockade.
Protests over labour law reform have led to blockades and fall in refinery output that hamper fuel supply and have prompted consumer panic.