Wave of strikes and demonstrations rocks France

Armand Diego causebellum at yahoo.com
Wed May 14 01:56:28 MDT 2003

Frontlines, the newspaper of the Left
Just published!
Wave of strikes and demonstrations rocks France,
challenges Chirac's Government

'Black Tuesday' Public Sector strike paralyzes France,
workers in the private sector organize sympathy
strikes By Gina Alvarez with additional information
from agencies

PARIS, FRANCE - A widespread public sector strike shut
down much of France on Tuesday, forcing Parisians to
take the day off or walk to work and reducing air and
train services to the bare minimum.

Parisians biked, walked and rode scooters to work on
Tuesday as transport workers went on strike across the
country. Minimal service by air traffic controllers
and trains forced numerous travelers to cancel trips

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