French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them.

Police planned to gather during their lunch breaks Wednesday in about 60 cities across France, including on the Republic Plaza in Paris, to denounce the almost daily violent clashes at protests against a labor reform in recent weeks.

French president Francois Hollande said Tuesday over 350 police officers have been injured in clashes and 60 people have been convicted.

Jean-Marc Falcone, general director of the police, told Europe 1 radio, says "anti-cop hatred comes from a small portion of the population... but these 10 percent that are very violent."