Flares and tear gas in standoff between French police and workers protesting Goodyear layoffs

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 12, 2013 - 8:54 AM

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France - Workers fired flares and paint bombs and riot police answered with tear gas in a standoff Tuesday over layoffs at a French plant for U.S. tiremaker Goodyear, amid tensions over a slump in Europe's car industry that has hurt automakers and their suppliers.

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