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Signs of the Times for Tue, 28 Mar 2006

March 27, 2006
Mayor Meets With Students To Discuss Immigration Bill

LOS ANGELES -- More than 36,000 students from throughout Los Angeles County skipped classes and marched through streets and on various freeways Monday to protest an immigration bill being debated in Congress.

More than 1,000 students waving Mexican, El Salvadoran, Guatemalan and American flags began gathering on the south lawn of Los Angeles City Hall just after 9 a.m., but crowds finally dispersed by 6 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Paul Vernon said.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Police Chief William Bratton and Los Angeles Unified School District officials urged students to return to class Tuesday morning, when schools will be on lockdown.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 10:39 GMT
Commuters in France are facing major disruption after transport workers joined a nationwide strike against the controversial new youth employment law.

Large parts of the country's rail, bus and air networks have been shut down, causing severe delays.

More than 100 demonstrations are expected as public and private sector workers join students in calling for the government to scrap the contracts.

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AP Diplomatic Writer
Mon Mar 27, 5:55 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Three days before a visit to Paris by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the State Department warned Americans of violent protests in France and advised travelers to avoid city crowds.

The security alert Monday advised Americans traveling or living in France to "avoid areas where crowds are expected to gather" and use caution because of sometimes violent demonstrations in Paris and other large cities over a divisive youth jobs law.

Rice will be in Paris on Thursday for talks with
President Jacques Chirac on the Iranian nuclear standoff and other topics. She will only be in the city for a few hours and will not stay overnight.

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Comment: Perhaps the US State Department is unaware that protests are an integral part of French culture. Then again, the trial of Moussaoui is big news in the US right now, and he just happens to be French. Coincidence? We think not.

Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 14:52 GMT 15:52 UK
Scuffles have broken out in Paris as thousands of people protest across France against the government's controversial youth employment laws.

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PARIS, March 28, 2006 (AFP)
A French union leader said three million people took to the streets of France against the government's youth jobs law Tuesday, describing it as a "historic" figure.

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PARIS, March 28, 2006 (AFP)
Tensions deepened inside France's ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party Tuesday after Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's methods for introducing a controversial youth jobs law were contested by his powerful number two, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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