French police break up a protest at a fuel depot blockade
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French strikers playing 'cat and mouse' with government

French police have moved in to unblock three major fuel depots, in an attempt to restore the flow of petrol and diesel to service stations around the country.

Unions have been blocking the depots as part of a major industrial action to protest against the government's pension reform plans.

The move has led to severe shortages and some panic buying.

The BBC's Christian Fraser said the French government is planning on taking tough action if the protests continue.

  • 20 Oct 2010