Via Twitter

WATCH: Riots rock France as Macron pushes for pension reform

Riots broke out and public transport came to a halt in much of France over the weekend in a strike that looks set to continue as protesters prepare for another major demonstration tomorrow in Paris.

The demonstrations against pension reforms by Emmanuel Macron saw at least 800,000 demonstrators take to the streets of France last Thursday as the government prepares to publish its pension plan this Wednesday.

The retirement age of workers is expected to increase in various sectors, including rail and energy industry employees, with news of the reforms drawing nationwide protests. Government officials have said that the current pension arrangements are unsustainable due to France’s aging workforce.

 

 

Share mdi-share-variant mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-printer mdi-chevron-left Prev Next mdi-chevron-right Related
Comments are open

Do you think the government should restart peat harvesting given the energy crisis?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...