Baku, April 10, AZERTAC
Hundreds of protesters taking part in the “Up All Night” demonstrations were met with tear gas Saturday night as they tried to make their way to the residence of Prime Minister Manuel Valls. At least eight people were arrested, according to www.france24.com.
While galvanized by weeks of protests over the Socialist government`s labor reforms seen as threatening workers` rights, the separate Up All Night movement is an omnibus of causes.
Participants may be fighting for the environment, against Islamophobia and homophobia, for better housing, against unhealthy food - or all of the above.
In the wake of the November jihadist attacks in Paris, many are also opposed to the state of emergency that remains in effect.
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