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Italian workers of tyre manufacturer Michelin hold flags during a demonstration in Cuneo, northern Italy, on Friday as part of a protest against plans to close three production sites in Europe within three years, shedding 1,500 jobs.  Michelin announced on November 3, 2015 plans to close its factories in Fossano, Italy and Oranienburg, Germany by the end of 2016, and also to close its plant in  Ballymena, Ireland by mid-2018.

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Italian workers of tyre manufacturer Michelin hold flags during a demonstration in Cuneo, northern Italy, on Friday as part of a protest against plans to close three production sites in Europe within three years, shedding 1,500 jobs

French President Francois Hollande (L) is greeted by President of tire company Michelin, Jean-Dominque Senard (C) and a person dressed in a Michelin-Man costume during an official visit to the Paris Motor Show in Paris on October 03, 2014. The Paris Motor Show, which takes place every two years, runs from October 4 to 19, 2014 with international car makers presenting their latest models and studies.

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French President Francois Hollande is greeted by President of tyre company Michelin, Jean-Dominque Senard and a person dressed in a Michelin-Man costume during an official visit to the Paris Motor Show in Paris on Friday

French tyre maker Michelin employees, mostly from the Joue-les-Tours plant, run away from tear gas spread by security member

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Michelin tyre employees, mostly from the Joue-les-Tours plant, run away from tear gas spread by security member as try to pull out the grid of the company headquarters where an extraordinary commitee is taking place on Wednesday in Clermont-Ferrand, central France.