Tear gas, injuries as French reform protests turn violent

According to Ouest-Franc newspaper, several-thousand protesters have taken to the streets of the northwestern French city of Rennes to protest labor reforms.

Tear gas, injuries as French reform protests turn violent

World Bulletin / News Desk

Police have deployed tear gas against anti-labor reform protesters in the city of Rennes, northwestern France, local media said. At least 19 protesters have been reportedly injured during clashes with officers according to a report in RT

Tear gas has been deployed in downtown Orleans Street, Rennes24 TV reported. According to the channel, at least 19 activists were wounded, with five of them receiving serious injuries.

Fabrice Lerestif, general secretary of the Worker’s Force union, denounced the “police brutality,” adding that several demonstrators were injured in clashes with officers.

At least two police officers were injured during clashes with the demonstrators, Ouest-Franc newspaper said.

 

Last Mod: 09 Nisan 2016, 15:15
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