A French court has convicted 14 current and former Air France workers of taking part in violence during a union protest last year at the airline's headquarters that saw two company executives flee over a fence with their shirts ripped off. The images of the shirtless managers spread around the world and came as an extreme example of the often-tense labor relations in France. The judges outside Paris today sentenced three men to three-to-four month suspended terms for aggravated assault.
Eleven were given a 500-euro (USD 530) fine for property damage. Two people were acquitted. All were facing up to three years in prison and a 45,000-euro (USD 48,000) fine. The violence erupted in October 2015 as executives were announcing nearly 3,000 job cuts during a union meeting.
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