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Friday, 7 December, 2001, 16:58 GMT
In pictures: Gendarmes protest
French gendarmes have been staging a week of protests, demanding higher pay and better conditions of service - for the first time in the history of the gendarmerie.

3,000 gendarmes protest in Bron - in uniforms, but without caps
Gendarmes used ingenious methods to get round the law which forbids them to protest - for example, by not wearing caps

The demonstration in Nice
Around 500 gendarmes in uniforms gathered in front of the regional headquarters in Nice

A rally commemorating colleagues killed in action in Cingetabelle
Gendarmes gathered in the southwestern town of a Cingetabelle for a service in memory of colleagues killed or injured on duty

Gendarmes protest in Paris
The protests started in Montpellier and finally reached Paris

The protest in Paris
The Champs Elysee avenue in the heart of the capital was brought to a standstill

Traffic was brought to a virtual standstill in Paris
The protests resulted in a promise by the Defence Ministry to listen to the gendarmes' demands

Gendarme protest in Bron
These demonstrations follow a month of protests by French police, whose dispute was recently resolved





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