French militants threaten to disrupt D-Day commemorations





D-Day anniversary commemorations could be thrown into chaos after threats from French trade unionists to sabotage electricity and gas supplies to all major events.

As world leaders including Gordon Brown and Barack Obama prepare to arrive in Normandy along with thousands of World War II veterans, organisers received warnings from militant power workers they would stop public address systems and lighting from working.

They said they would break into electricity sub stations and cut supplies to specially-erected stages, as well as to cathedrals, museums, and all other structures and buildings set to be used by the dignitaries and old soldiers.

The threats are part of an on-going campaign of lightening raids by French power workers calling for a 10 per cent pay rise and an end to the outsourcing of jobs.



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