PARIS, FRANCE – – More than 1,000 fuel stations across France have run out of product and there’s no end in sight to the eight-day strike that has shut French oil refineries and choked off fuel supply lines thereby strangling commercial and private traffic.
And on Tuesday, the truck drivers of the land joined the striking workers.
French drivers had several work stoppages and are staging “go-slows” on major arteries.
According to the BBC, the situation is deteriorating “by the hour.”
At more than 270 schools, students are staying out of schools. At one school, cops and kids clashed and cars were set on fire. Civil aviation authorities are warning airlines operating at Charles De Gaulle to arrive with enough fuel to make the return journeys.
The French oil-refinery workers are protesting their government’s decision to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.
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