A man makes his way through piles of garbage in Marseille, southern France, on Monday Oct.18, 2010. Schools, trains, public transport and even garbage collection in Marseille have been blocked by strikes to pressure Sarkozy to back down. French oil workers defied the government’s demand Monday to get back to work and end fuel shortages, stepping up the fight against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s retirement reforms. Youths and truckers joined in, facing off against riot police and creating chaos on the roads.



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