Thousands demonstrate in Paris over jobs cuts (2) | AFP

Several thousand people demonstrate in Paris against job cuts and for wage increases. This first demonstration of the post-holiday period, at the behest of France’s biggest trade union the CGT, as well as Solidaires, FTUU and youth organisations (Fidl, MNL, Unef and UNL), began at Place de la République and heads towards Place de la Nation, led by a strong police presence.

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