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French bakers slam supermarket chain over its price-cutting baguettes

A decision by the nationwide Leclerc supermarket chain to sell baguettes priced at just 29 euro cents has infuriated bread-making professionals who, in a joint statement by bakers, farmers and millers, said the move 'destroys values' and went against attempts to 'pay farmers fairly'. 

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Macron condemns 'crimes' against 1961 Algerian protests in Paris

Macron told relatives and activists on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the bloodshed that "crimes" were committed on the night of 17 October, 1961, under the command of Paris police chief Maurice Papon.

France braced for 'anti-vax, anti-science, anti-state' protests

Health minister Olivier Véran has written to health workers saying he will not accept any violence, intimidation, attack on them.

Record turnout for protests against France's Covid 'health pass'

Nationwide protests against the introduction as of Monday in France of the requirement to carry a 'health pass' showing that a person has no coronavirus infection, or has had a double Covid jab, when entering public venues or before boarding trains and planes drew around 237,000 people, according to official estimates.

Third weekend of protests in France against Covid health pass law

More than 200,000 people, according to official figures, took part in marches around France this weekend protesting against recently introduced measures which require a person to carry a health pass showing they are free of coronavirus infection or vaccinated before entering a wide range of public venues.

Protesters against Covid-19 restrictions clash with police in Paris

An official with France's interior ministry said 161,000 people had demonstrated across the country on Saturday.

Protests on Bastille Day amid anger at tighter Covid rules

Demonstrations in Paris and other cities over plan for mandatory vaccinations for health workers and vaccine pass for public places.

Mali: Protesters call for French troops to leave

Some demonstrators waved Russian flags and held banners calling for greater cooperation between Mali and Russia.

Protest in France in support of regional languages

Protestors are unhappy over recent rejection by French constitutional court of parts of a law intended to protect regional languages. 

Protests in France as man who killed Jewish woman avoids trial

The decision not to try Kobili Traoré over 2017 killing of Sarah Halimi, 65, has provoked international outrage.

Tens of thousands protest against new French security bill

Demonstrators, including gilet jaunes or 'yellow vest' activists, also protested against Covid restrictions. 

Protests mount over new French bill banning images of police officers

Proposed legislation to ban the dissemination on social or traditional media of police officers' faces, justified as protecting the safety of police staff, and which would apply to civilians and journalists alike, has prompted street protests in Paris and other cities across the country over what demonstraors say is a law which would gag disclosure of police abuses. 

Protests grow in Muslim countries over Macron's stance on caricatures

There were more fierce protests and calls for a boycott of French goods in Muslim countries on Monday following President Emmanuel Macron's defence of the right to publish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad during  a homage to teacher Samuel Paty who was beheaded by a fundamentalist for showing the cartoons to his pupils in a lesson on civic rights and free speech.

Scores arrested in first yellow vest protest since France's lockdown

Meanwhile the number of new COVID-19 cases in France rose by 10,561 on Saturday - the highest daily number since the pandemic began.

Anti-racism protests take place across France

Protesters marched through Paris with signs reading "Laissez nous respirer" ("Let us breathe") in reference to George Floyd, and protests also took place in the UK.