The police operation to free up a fuel depot near the Donges oil refinery in western France followed similar swoops at other depots this week to ease petrol shortages caused by picketers fighting planned labor law reforms.
Although concerns were mounting about potential disruption to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament which begins in two weeks time, evidence indicated a slightly less tight supply compared with the previous day.
“I will stay the course because this is a good reform and we must go all the way to adoption” Mr. Hollande said.
Unions seem to strongly disagree. France's hard-line CGT and FO unions toughened their stance against labor market reforms since Monday.
The French government is now proposing some amendments to the labor reform in order to ease reactions.