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France: Workers Protest Macron's Labor Reforms

IN PICTURES: Mass resistance to changes in France's labor laws that affect workers in diverse sectors of the country's economy.

Thousands of French workers from across the country protested against President Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberal labor reforms, which slash workplace protections and benefits. 

Amassed in Parisian streets, protesters waved flags, and even danced, to show their discontent for reforms that they say could eradicate local industries and replace them with foreign multinationals.

Mass protests also took place in Marseille, Le Havre and other French cities.

teleSUR takes a look at some of the most powerful photos from demonstrations.

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Demonstrators hold placards with portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron and the slogan "To clear out" during a national strike and protest against the government
Demonstrators hold placards with portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron and the slogan "To clear out" during a national strike and protest against the government's labor reforms in Paris, France, September 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
A demonstrator holds a placard that reads "French President Emmanuel Macron killed me" during a national strike and protest against the government
A demonstrator holds a placard that reads "French President Emmanuel Macron killed me" during a national strike and protest against the government's labor reforms in Paris, France, September 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pierre Laurent, head of the French Communist Party, attends a national strike and protest against the government
Pierre Laurent, head of the French Communist Party, attends a national strike and protest against the government's labor reforms in Paris, France, September 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators hold a banner which reads "Oust Macron" as they attend a national strike and protest against the government
Demonstrators hold a banner which reads "Oust Macron" as they attend a national strike and protest against the government's labor reforms in Nantes, France, September 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
French CGT union leader Philippe Martinez attends a national strike and protest against the government
French CGT union leader Philippe Martinez attends a national strike and protest against the government's labor reforms in Paris, France, September 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Several unions, led by the CGT, participate in a first day of strikes and demonstrations against a labor reform by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 12, 2017.
Several unions, led by the CGT, participate in a first day of strikes and demonstrations against a labor reform by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 12, 2017. Photo:EFE
Activists participate in a first day of strikes and demonstrations against a labor reform by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 12, 2017.
Activists participate in a first day of strikes and demonstrations against a labor reform by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 12, 2017. Photo:EFE
A naked protester plays his guitar in front of several riot police during a first day of strikes and protests against a labor reform decree by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 12, 2017.
A naked protester plays his guitar in front of several riot police during a first day of strikes and protests against a labor reform decree by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 12, 2017. Photo:EFE
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