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    Strikers Attack Air France Executives

    They wanted the shirts off their backs. Air France managers meeting at Charles de Gaulle Airport to discuss nearly 3,000 job cuts — the company’s first outright firings in two decades — were “almost lynched” when protesting workers outside broke down gates and stormed the meeting. They ripped the shirts off of the company’s fleeing HR director and another exec before the two men escaped over fences, helped by police and guards. Workers plan to strike today over the cuts, which would eliminate routes along with ground staff, pilots and flight attendants.

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