Goodyear Tire Workers Fire Flares, Police Spray Tear Gas In Protests Over Layoffs

Goodyear France protests layoffs
Goodyear France protests layoffs

Workers have fired flares and French police have sprayed tear gas in a standoff over layoffs at a French plant for U.S. tiremaker Goodyear.

The protest Tuesday comes amid a slowdown in Europe's car industry that has hurt automakers and their suppliers across the continent. Tensions over layoffs in the industry have plagued French President Francois Hollande's government in recent months.