Arrests as major strike causes travel chaos across France
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Dozens of flights were cancelled and access to airports and major cities blocked across France Tuesday as taxi drivers, air-traffic controllers and civil servants went on strike.
- Approximately one in five flights cancelled due to air traffic controllers' strike.
- Due to the taxi strike, access to Paris's Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, as well as those of Toulouse, Marseille and Bordeaux, wazs greatly disrupted.
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- French police made 22 arrests relating to the industrial action by taxi drivers, amid reports of burning tyres and scuffles.
- Taxi strike “go slow” also caused severe traffic jams across France.
- Taxi drivers are protesting at what they see as unfair competition from private hire cabs such as Uber.
- The aviation strike is due to salary and job loss concerns.
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