Striking French ferry workers block Eurotunnel

2015-06-30 16:38
Striking French worker. (AP)

Striking French worker. (AP)

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Calais - Striking ferry workers invaded the rail road tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel was suspended until further notice on Tuesday.

Torching tyres and blocking traffic, the French workers were protesting expected job cuts in the French port city of Calais linked to Eurotunnel's sale of its ferry service. Both freight and Eurostar passenger trains suspended service until further notice.

The Eurostar train service carries about 10 million people a year across the English Channel, with summer marking the height of tourist season.

An Associated Press photographer saw the striking workers swarm the tracks on Tuesday afternoon.

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