France: protesters want blood

Paris: Huge crowds have joined a new wave of protests across France to kill off a contested youth jobs reform, despite concessions from President Jacques Chirac and the prospect of imminent talks to end the month-long crisis.

The unions have given the government 10 days to repeal the jobs laws.

Unless the conservative government revokes the law by April 15, unions will organise “a new, strong period of mobilisation, not ruling out any means of action,” they said in a joint statement.

The Libcom blog has continuing coverage in English from protestors.

[tags] French protests[/tags]