The leader of the National Front political party, Marine Le Pen, wasted no time in calling for a referendum in France on European Union membership after the United Kingdom voted to Brexit. Other right-wing leaders in Europe echoed her.
There's been a huge uproar in sporting circles in France after a player of Algerian descent said racism was the reason he wasn't chosen for the French team in the European championship which starts this week.
Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.
After keeping order at dozens of protests over the French government's labor reform bill in the last months, it was the turn of French police to take to the streets Wednesday. Officers marched to show their anger at what they say is an uptick in anti-police violence.
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