21 Dec '11, 1am

France threatens to deploy police at strike-hit airports: PARIS (AFP) - France on Tuesday threatened to deploy p...

France threatens to deploy police at strike-hit airports: PARIS (AFP) - France on Tuesday threatened to deploy p...

Some three hundred security officers from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport demonstrate, on Dec 20, 2011 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in Roissy, north of Paris, through the Roissy terminals as they are on strike since five days to demand pay increases and better working conditions. The banner at background reads : 'Increase our salaries'. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) - France on Tuesday threatened to deploy policemen at airports in place of striking security workers, during the busy holiday season, as their action continued for a fifth day. 'If the strike continues tomorrow, border police, airport police and if necessary riot police... will be mobilised to ensure security at airports,' Transport Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet said. 'It is very difficult in present conditions to scan and verify all passengers and luggage,' she said. Three hundred policemen and women and 100...

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