Tensions at end of Paris pension protest

1 February 2023
2023-02-01 10:26

French pension protest ended with a spot of tension in the nation's capital on Tuesday. Demonstrators poured by the thousands into streets across France on Tuesday in the latest clash of wills with the government over its plans to raise the retirement age.

The nationwide strikes and protests are a crucial test both for President Emmanuel Macron’s government and its opponents. The government says it is determined to push through Macron’s election pledge to reform France’s pension system. Labor unions and left-wing legislators fighting in parliament against Macron’s plans were counting on protesters to turn out massively to strengthen their efforts to kill the bill that that would raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.

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