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2010: Blockades, direct action and demonstrations in France. 2011: G8-G20 in France

category international | anti-capitalism | news report author Saturday October 16, 2010 11:13author by France in flames, again

16 year old in critical condition after being hit in face by police “flashball”

French strikes continue. Strikes spread across the country on fourth day of nationwide protests over pension reforms. Three fuel storage depots have been reopened by riot police in France, as fears grow of a shortage at the pumps. Nine of the country’s 12 refineries have shut down due to strike action prompted by the government’s plans for pension reform. High school students have joined the pension protests for the first time this week. 360 high schools across the country were closed this morning due to protests by students. In Paris, one of them is in a critical condition after being hit in the face by a “flashball” – a device used by police for crowd control.

G8-G20 2011 in France: CALL FOR A INTERNATIONAL PREPARATION MEETING

Oh yes, and surely you remember the recent expulsion of the Roma community...
France in flames. Workers and students shut downt country on 4th day of strike against reforms
France in flames. Workers and students shut downt country on 4th day of strike against reforms

G8-G20 2011 in France: CALL FOR A INTERNATIONAL PREPARATION MEETING

Despite our repeated attempts to stop their meetings, the heads of the most powerful states will meet again for the G8 and G20 in France in 2011.With the political, economic and environmental context, the reasons to show our disagreements and alternatives abound.


[Video y fotos] Siguen los bloqueos, acciones directas y manifestaciones en Francia
http://www.lahaine.org/index.php?p=48681 - (translated at http://tinyurl.com/3399l7l )

vid - Manifestation à toulouse contre la réforme des retraites lycéens 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56RhCrG20qE

Riot police move in to open fuel depots in France (euronews)
http://www.euronews.net/2010/10/15/riot-police-move-in-...ance/

High school students join protests in France (euronews)
http://www.euronews.net/2010/10/15/high-school-students...ance/

G8-G20 2011 in France: CALL FOR A INTERNATIONAL PREPARATION MEETING
http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_...15492

France Comes Under Mounting Pressure over Mass Deportation of Roma (democracy now)
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/9/15/france_comes_unde..._over

Orders to police on Roma expulsions from France leaked
A memo on the break-up of Roma camps may breach international human rights laws, say critics of expulsions
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/13/sarkozy-rom...ights

Frances conflictive history...

2005 civil unrest in France, starting on 27 October 2005 in Clichy-sous-Bois.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_civil_unrest_in_France

40 years ago this month in Paris….Mai 68
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87672

French sailors strike, ALLEZ LES PIRATES
French sailors strike, ALLEZ LES PIRATES

Baricades set up around country
Baricades set up around country

360 high schools shut. A 16 year old in critical condition after being hit in face by police “flashball”
360 high schools shut. A 16 year old in critical condition after being hit in face by police “flashball”

Caption: 360 high schools across the country were closed this morning due to protests by students



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