Protests against labour reform: Mass protests in France have been going on for some weeks now. The people are protesting against the changes to the labour laws that in effect take away workers rights and privileges and give more power to companies/employers over their workforce. President Hollande who is apparently a socialist, has refused to bow to public pressure and forged ahead with the changes. He has used special legislation to force the first draft of the law through the French parliament. All this whilst France is hosting the European football Championships which have been blighted by football fan violence particularly in the first few weeks of the competition.