Hundreds of thousands march in French protests


March 19th, 2009 in Breaking News, Economic Crisis

Hundreds of thousands march in French protests.

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people across France Thursday began protests expected to draw at least a million demonstrators to the streets to denounce President Nicolas Sarkozy’s handling of the economic crisis.

The protests, which polls show are backed by three quarters of the French public, reflect growing disillusionment with Sarkozy’s pledges of reform.

The crisis has sent the number of jobless past two million and left many people struggling with the high cost of living.

Source: Free Press International