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Hundreds of French riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to regain control of a closed factory occupied by 200 militant workers who burned a bus and attacked police with sticks, stones, ball bearings and bottles of acid. More than 40 people were hurt during the seven-hour battle at the Swedish-owned SFP plant in the Paris suburb of Ivry, police said. The workers, from the Communist-led CGT union federation, were demanding that the plant, shut by its management in 1983, be reopened.


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