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French police break key strike blockade near Paris

Riot police in France have moved in to an oil refinery east of Paris.

It is one of 12 cut off by demonstrators protesting against the government's pension reforms.

The protests have caused fuel shortages with a quarter of petrol stations running dry.

A final vote on increasing the retirement age is expected in parliament later on Friday.

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 22 Oct 2010
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