"The movement absolutely must continue, confronted by the arrogance of the employers, the silence of UNEDIC (the unemployment insurance agency) and the purely political attitude of the government," said Hubert Constancias of the MNCP jobless pressure group. The jobless groups told a news conference their supporters would protest in 77 of France's 95 regions on Saturday in what they hoped would be a further escalation of their campaign for higher benefits. The protests, organised in part by the Communist-led CGT trade union, have divided Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin's left-wing coalition and could exert further pressure if they expand into a broad movement. Thousand of jobless people protested on Tuesday in Paris and dozens of cities around the country. The protest in the capital ended with about 300 militants invading and trashing the Paris commodity futures exchange.