Oct 25, 2010
Strikers restored a blockade at a major fuel depot in the south of France on Monday, in fresh opposition to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s unpopular pension reform. A quarter of France’s petrol stations continue to run dry.
The cat and mouse game between strikers and police continued in France early Monday, with dockers restoring their blockade on a big fuel depot in the south and a central depot being unblocked.
The oil depot at Fos-sur-Mer, the biggest in the south of France, was back in the hands of union members opposed to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to raise France’s retirement age, an AFP photographer said.
Some 200 demonstrators blocked off several petrol (gasoline) tankers as riot police looked on.