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Sarkozy to crackdown on French pension reform strikes

President Sarkozy has vowed to crack down on pension reform protests which have been sweeping France bringing much of the country to a halt.

Strikes by transport workers and a week-long blockade of the country's oil refineries are causing travel chaos.

Around 2,500 petrol stations are shut, flights have been cancelled and train services disrupted.

Christian Fraser reports from Paris.

  • 19 Oct 2010
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