Violence erupts as thousands rally against labor law in Paris

June 14, 2016 3:13 PM

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PARIS Gangs of masked youths smashed windows and hurled stones at riot police as thousands of people marched through Paris on Tuesday in protest at a planned change of labor laws that would make hiring and firing easier.

Police fired dozens of volleys of teargas and used water cannon to disperse highly mobile groups of mostly black-clad youths. The police department reported 13 arrests in the early stages of a street march led by labor unions.

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