PICTURES: Angry workers ripped the shirts off Air France execs during a protest against job cuts

Air France executives had their shirts literally ripped off their backs after protesting workers broke into a meeting at the company’s HQ on Monday.

Air France assistant director of long-haul flight Pierre Plissonnier, and human resources director Xavier Broseta both lost their shirts during the attack, which started as a protest against job cuts at the airline.

The company has been dogged by repeated strikes over the same cuts throughout the last year. In total, 2,8000 staff will be made redundant.

The two men were ushered to safety by security staff and police officers, and were forced to vault a gate to get away from their own employees.

Take a look at the dramatic pictures.