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Football strike on as France says won't drop 75% tax

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French football clubs said Thursday they will push ahead with a historic strike after President Francois Hollande rejected their demands to be exempt from a 75 percent tax on high-earners. 

France's president Francois Hollande is seen at the presidential palace in Bratislava, on October 29, 2013

The strike -- planned for the last weekend of November and including clubs from France's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 first and second divisions -- will be the first for French football since 1972.

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