Monday, October 11, 2010

Medical workers clash with police over pay -- Paris, France

A group of nurses have clashed with riot police in the French capital as the health workers protested over pay.

Wearing blue scrubs, surgical masks and caps, hundreds nurses marched through the French capital before trying to reach the presidential palace. They were intercepted by dozens of policemen who wrestled some to the ground. Police lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Philippe Crepel, a nurse with the CGT union, said Friday's rally was the sixth of its kind in Paris since March.

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