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PHOTOS: 'Slackers Unite' In Rallies Against Changes To French Labor Law

The show of opposition to President Macron's proposed labor law overhaul is seen as the first major test for the recently elected leader. In Paris, there were clashes between protesters and police.
Steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Fos-sur-Mer, France, burn flares during a nationwide day of protest on Tuesday. / Claude Paris / Shutterstock.com

Crowds poured into the streets in major cities across France to protest changes that President Emmanuel Macron wants to make to the country's labor code, waving flares and brandishing signs with sarcastic slogans such as "slackers of all nations unite."

The show of opposition, led by the far-left union CGT, is

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