French state breaks refinery blockade, orders work

22nd October 2010, Comments 0 comments

French police broke up a picket line blocking access to the refinery serving the Paris region Friday after the state issued an emergency decree ordering strikers there back to work.

Riot police seized the entrance to the Grandpuits oil refinery, clearing pickets and a barricade of burning tyres, shortly after union leaders told reporters they had been served with the legal notice.

© 2010 AFP

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