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PARIS | The Latest: French truckers call off strike action

PARIS— The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 1 p.m. Unions representing French truckers have called off strike action following “a constructive meeting” with Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne. Both the CGT and FO unions said their planned rolling strike that was scheduled to start from Sunday is not relevant anymore after the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French truckers call off strike action

PARIS | Paris on lockdown ahead of planned protests

PARIS — Drastic security measures will put a lockdown on downtown Paris on Saturday as French authorities try to prevent another outbreak of violence during anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital city, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will be … Continue reading PARIS | Paris on lockdown ahead of planned protests

PARIS | Protesters, now joined by unions, reject French concessions

PARIS — Trade unions and farmers pledged Wednesday to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. The “yellow vest” protests began over a plan to raise fuel taxes, but by the time Prime Minister Edouard … Continue reading PARIS | Protesters, now joined by unions, reject French concessions