Thousands protest across France against Macron’s labour reforms

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across France to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to make the country’s laws more flexible.

A day of strikes and demonstrations was launched by France’s biggest trade union, the CGT, on Tuesday opposing Macron’s reforms, which are intended to tackle high unemployment by loosening the rules that govern how businesses hire and fire staff.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from Paris.

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