Sunday, March 19, 2006

French Socialist Party: "Merde se produira"
French Prime Minister: Jobs Law to Stand

PARIS - French unions threatened a one-day general strike and socialists warned Sunday that protests would increase unless the government rescinds a law weakening job protections for young people. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said the measure will stand…

The spokesman for the opposition Socialist Party, Julien Dray, warned of bigger demonstrations if the government does not change its position by Monday night.

"When youths take to the street, you don't know what can happen," Dray told Radio-J. "By digging in its heels, the government is creating the conditions for troubles (that can have) dramatic consequences."…

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