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April 4, 2006 - 19:10:55 | by In Memoriam: Hughes Léglise-Bataille
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April 4, 2006 - 19:10:55

The CPE law has been promulgated on 2 April, but President Jacques Chirac pledged that it would be amended and the government asked employers not to apply it immediately. Meanwhile, the anti-CPE movement hasn't backed down: a national strike was called and massive rallies were held throughout France on April 4th, drawing as many participants as on March 28th (1 to 3 millions nation-wide). Riots erupted again at the end of the demonstration, Place d'Italie.


Here, 2 "casseurs" (trouble-makers) are beating up a protester, apparently drunk, who came too close and provoked them. He has just been knocked out by the black guy and he's still falling down when the other one kicks him again. Check a video here.


Part of Demonstrations

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Taken on April 4, 2006