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PARIS - Demonstrations in Paris have turned violent. Police are shooting protesters with water cannons.

Tens of thousands of people demonstrating against a new youth employment law. The French Interior Ministry has ordered officers to arrest troublemakers while protecting real demonstrators. A march last week melted into mass violence. Today, police are outfitted with two new weapons -- guns that spray indelible ink onto troublemakers, and video cameras.

The employment law would allow younger workers to be fired without cause during their first two years. The government hopes that will spur more companies to cut into the youth unemployment rate. But critics say it'll leave younger workers more vulnerable.

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