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More violence feared in ‘black Tuesday’ jobs protests

France is bracing for a “black Tuesday” of strikes and demonstrations against Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s contested youth jobs contract, amid fears that street protests could once again degenerate into violence. Police promised to provide extra protection at the day’s main event — an afternoon march through Paris expected to draw tens of thousands — in order to prevent the muggings and car-burnings that marred the last day of action in the capital on Thursday. Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that students taking part in demonstrations could be at risk from gangs operating out of the high-immigration city suburbs hit by last year’s riots. Full Story

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