News 13 september — 14:17

French protests target Macron labour reforms

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In the first big test of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, protests have taken place in cities across France against changes to the country's labour laws, BBC reports.

Thousands of marchers rallied in Paris, Marseille, Lyon and other big cities.

But two of the biggest unions have distanced themselves from the action.

However, President Macron missed the disruption, as he travelled to the Caribbean to see the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma.

He was visiting St Martin and St Barts, which were among the islands worst hit by the hurricane last week.

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