Police use tear gas on steelworkers
PARIS | French police fired tear gas at steelworkers Thursday as they tried to force their way toward the headquarters of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s re-election campaign.
About 200 workers from an Arcelormittal plant in Florange in northeast France came to Paris in buses as part of a protest movement that started last month to try to save jobs at the factory. They blame Mr. Sarkozy’s conservative government for not doing enough to save the plant.
They were confronted by riot police who tried to push the protesters back with shields. After several minutes of fighting, the police fired tear gas to break up the crowd.