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Latest update : 2013-11-06

Protests in Brittany over taxes and job cuts

Protestors wearing red caps have been out in force in the north-western French region of Brittany. They’re demanding the complete scrapping of a tax on heavy vehicles using roads and are also fighting a wave of job cuts. Meanwhile, schools and transport are hit in Greece as workers down tools for a 24-hour strike against austerity measures.

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