1.5 million expected to join French CPE protests

School students on Thursday Paris demonstration

A million, maybe more. This is the figure organisers of the anti-CPE movement hope to exceed on the day of demonstrations against the government's CPE labour liberalisation law.

For Saturday March 18, their 3rd day of national of demonstrations in six weeks - after February 7, and the March 7 marches of between 400,000 and one million people.

The CFDT trade union predict 1.5 million demonstrators in some 160 gatherings. They intend to benefit from the growing opposition to the labour reforms. According to a survey CSA published Friday, more than two French out of three (68%) wish the withdrawal of the CPE. This figure up from 55% on March 8.

For a map of todays march route, click here.

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alibi
Mar 18 2006 11:00

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