UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first large-scale action this year against the proposed pension reform by the French authorities is taking place on Thursday in Paris , RIA reports.
Currently, a column of protesters has stretched from Republic Square along Magenta Boulevard. People took to the streets at the call of several French unions: CGT, FO, FSU, Solidaires, FIDL, MNL, UNEF and UNL. Protesters set fire to fires and shout out various slogans.
Security demonstrations provide reinforced police and gendarmes. Participants of the rally often accompany the movements of law enforcement groups with whistles and insulting shouts.
While the action is taking place without serious incidents.
On December 5, France launched a nationwide indefinite strike against the pension reform announced by the government, as a result of which some categories of the French, including transport workers, could lose a number of privileges and special retirement regimes. As a result of the strike throughout the country, the operation of public transport — the metro, trains, and trains — was significantly disrupted. During this period, several large-scale protests took place in Paris and other French cities.
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