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French govt keeps up tough line as petrol shortages ease

Mr Valls said he would "ensure that people can buy petrol and that businesses won't be penalised by the blockages".


THE French government is maintaining a hard line ahead of a fresh wave of protest over a bitterly disputed labour law that has seen demonstrators blockading oil refineries and strikes paralysing the transport network.

The escalating unrest, which has gathered pace over the