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Labour Law: Use of 49.3 leads a new demo in Nantes

The announcement of the use of 49.3, on Tuesday has boosted opponents of the Labour Law.  They quickly organized a rally and a protest.

The rally was peaceful. The tempo is a little changed during the evening. After a stop at #NuitDebout, place du Bouffay, about 500 people decided to go protest in the streets of the city centre. “This is a hyper symbolic day. It would be nice that we go outside of Bouffay, say some demonstrators.  “Let’s go for a great ride in the city centre.”

At the Prefecture, Talensac, Guist’hau Boulevard Place Graslin … there were some tense moments, especially at the luxurious Radisson.  First confrontations at the Hotel de Ville, rue de Strasbourg, at just after 9.30pm.  Empty drink containers and other missles were thrown.  And the first tear gas by security forces was then used. At 10pm, the game of cat and mouse was not over.

Demonstrators also threw trash on the gates of the Loire-Atlantique County Council, which has a socialist majority.

After a break at the #NuitDebout protest, where there was just a little more than a hundred opponents of the Labour Law remaining, who then started building a barricade.  Some protesters whom were trying to break into a supermarket, have clashed violently for more than half an hour around midnight with the police.

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