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'A baptism of fire': Macron faces first major street protests

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 12.09.17: Left-wing daily Libération says Emmanuel Macron is facing his first major test as president, as hundreds of thousands take to the streets to protest against labour reforms. Conservative paper Le Figaro, meanwhile, argues that reforming France's labour laws is "the only way to create jobs". Also, Macron heads to the island of Saint-Martin, where Hurricane Irma has destroyed thousands of homes, schools and public buildings. Many residents say they feel "abandoned".