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French teachers decry lack of coronavirus protection in day of strikes


While France has kept schools open during its latest lockdown, some teachers and students complain not enough protective measures are in place. FRANCE 24’s senior reporter Chris Moore reports from Paris, where teachers’ unions were on Tuesday protesting as part of a nationwide strike against the coronavirus risks.

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