French Anti Riot Police Breaks Up Metalworkers Protest

Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Riot police evicted on Friday a hundred French workers that blocked railway lines in the Moselle department to protest the closure of the blast furnaces at ArcelorMittal plant.

As a result one protester was slightly injured and was evacuated by firefighters.

For several hours, metalworkers broke the lines linking France and Luxembourg and others used by the company to transport their products.

The aim of the demonstration was to demand the resumption of the foundries, suspended since October, 2011 by the company on the grounds of reducing losses after the collapse in demand for steel.

Right now only works a rolling mill which produces parts for cars and coke plant, and unions fear the permanent closure of the facility, as it happened in Liege (Belgium) and Madrid (Spain).

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