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Paris-protestsAt least 25 people got injured on Tuesday when student groups and unions protested against the proposed labour reforms in Paris.

The French police arrested 15 people as thousands of masked and hooded protesters marched through the streets of the French capital.

The Eiffel Tower was closed to the public today as unions went on strike to demand that plans to change France’s labour laws be scrapped.

“The Eiffel Tower is closed today due to the national strike,” the Paris monument’s website announced.

While French President Francois Hollande has pushed for flexibility in firing practices, work hours and overtime pay, arguing that a rigid system has prevented private firms from hiring more employees, unions in the country have opposed the reforms saying that they will only increase unemployment.

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