Keyword: protest

Protesting taxi drivers block Paris traffic

Taxi drivers protesting against competition from chauffered cars mounted road blocks that caused widespread havoc in and around the capital.

Tens of thousands march in Paris to back traditional family

Protesters accuse President Hollande's government of 'family phobia' over gay marriage, abortion and 'gender' lessons in French schools.

Thousands march through Paris in anti-government protest

Police said the 'Day of Anger' protest, mounted by a group of right-wing organizations, drew 17,000 while organisers claimed 120,000 turned out.

José Bové joins West Sussex villagers in anti-fracking protest

The French alter-globalization militant, MEP and high-profile campaigner against GM crops, joined the rally at a fracking site in southern England.

Thousands protest in Paris against move to ease access to abortion

Anti-abortion protestors claimed 40,000 rallied against a bill of law that will remove a mother's 'situation of distress' as a condition for aborting.

French taxis cause traffic chaos in protest over taxes and competition

French taxi drivers on Monday staged nationwide go-slow operations in protest over a hike in VAT and growing competition from minicabs.

Riding stables mount Paris protest against VAT rise

Thousands of owners and supporters of horse-riding schools invaded streets of Paris in protest over an imminent 13% hike in VAT charges.

Stitched-up: striking Paris hotel chambre maids mount catwalk protest

French march against pension reform

No major disruptions were reported as tens of thousands took to the streets over reforms some unions have denounced as 'anti-youth'.

French unions march in protests against pension reform

Hardline unions denounce changes they say will penalize workers and make youths pay an unfair share of the burden.

Protesting French farmers vow to break 100,000 eggs per day

Poultry farmers protesting the sale of their eggs at a loss continue high-profile actions with a 100,000 egg spill outside a Brittany tax office.

Feathers fly in France over ‘auto-entrepreneurs’

Ministers at odds with self-employed who style themselves 'chicks', having fallen out with internet start-up community known as 'the pigeons'. 

Malians in Gao protest against French 'bias'

The protesters, angry at being excluded from peace talks, say Paris is colluding in the continuing Tuareg occupation of the regional capital Kidal.

France’s anti-gay marriage movement eyes future fights

After Sunday’s last-ditch demonstration against a law legalising same-sex marriage, protest organisers already have their sights set on future battles.

Thousands protest against 'Mr Weak' François Hollande

As thousands take to streets to vent anger against French leader's first year in office a left-wing opponent accuses him of 'betraying his promises'.