A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo: AFP A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo: AFP
A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo: AFP

Hollande ‘stands firm’ in face of growing protests over labour reforms

Opposition to labour reform has led to fuel shortages and violent clashes

A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo: AFP A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo: AFP
A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo: AFP
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