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France: Protests turn violent as Macron pushes pension plan

Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Over 200 people were arrested overnight on March 21 in Paris for setting fire to garbage in the streets and continued protests after France's parliament adopted a divisive bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. Meanwhile, oil shipments in the country were partially disrupted amid strikes at several refineries in western and southern France. President Emmanuel Macron will look to "calm things down" with a televised interview amid growing anger across France over his plans to raise the retirement age, a source close to the centrist president said, reported Reuters.

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Protesters seen at the Place de la Republique during a demonstration, one day after the pension reform was adopted as the French Parliament rejected two motions of no-confidence against the government. in Paris, France, March 21. Atleast 234 protestors were detained, reported AP.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Protesters seen at the Place de la Republique during a demonstration, one day after the pension reform was adopted as the French Parliament rejected two motions of no-confidence against the government. in Paris, France, March 21. Atleast 234 protestors were detained, reported AP.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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Oil worker protest outside the refinery after the government announced the first requisition of oil workers since the beginning of the strikes against the pension reform, at the Fos-sur-Mer depot near Marseille on March 21. Oil shipments in the country were partially disrupted amid strikes at several refineries in western and southern France.(Christophe Simon / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Oil worker protest outside the refinery after the government announced the first requisition of oil workers since the beginning of the strikes against the pension reform, at the Fos-sur-Mer depot near Marseille on March 21. Oil shipments in the country were partially disrupted amid strikes at several refineries in western and southern France.(Christophe Simon / AFP)

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Police in riot gear detain a protester during a demonstration. in Paris. Human rights groups and opposition politicians have denounced what they view as an excessive use of force by the police during these protests, according to Reuters. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Police in riot gear detain a protester during a demonstration. in Paris. Human rights groups and opposition politicians have denounced what they view as an excessive use of force by the police during these protests, according to Reuters. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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In a photo from March 21, a firefighter extinguishes a fire during a demonstration, after the pension reform was adopted in Paris. Unions have called for new nationwide protests on March 24, to demand the government simply withdraw the retirement bill, AP reported.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

In a photo from March 21, a firefighter extinguishes a fire during a demonstration, after the pension reform was adopted in Paris. Unions have called for new nationwide protests on March 24, to demand the government simply withdraw the retirement bill, AP reported.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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Police in riot gear patrol the street during a demonstration in Paris, France, on March 21. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Police in riot gear patrol the street during a demonstration in Paris, France, on March 21. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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A person stands near a burning scooter, as protesters gather at Place de la Republique during a demonstration, in Paris, March 21. “When there were 3.5 million of us in the streets, well, Emmanuel Macron still did not listen to what we had to tell him…So now we have to shift to more radical means of action, especially blocking the economy,” student Elonore Shmitt told Reuters.  (Yves Herman / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

A person stands near a burning scooter, as protesters gather at Place de la Republique during a demonstration, in Paris, March 21. “When there were 3.5 million of us in the streets, well, Emmanuel Macron still did not listen to what we had to tell him…So now we have to shift to more radical means of action, especially blocking the economy,” student Elonore Shmitt told Reuters.  (Yves Herman / REUTERS)

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Police in riot gear stand around protesters during a demonstration, in Paris, France, March 21. President Emmanuel Macron will look to "calm things down" with a televised interview on Wednesday amid growing anger across France over his plans to raise the retirement age, reported Reuters.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Police in riot gear stand around protesters during a demonstration, in Paris, France, March 21. President Emmanuel Macron will look to "calm things down" with a televised interview on Wednesday amid growing anger across France over his plans to raise the retirement age, reported Reuters.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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French workers who are on strike toss a puppet depicting French President Emmanuel Macron, during a demonstration on the eve of the ninth day of national strike and protests. in Nice, France, March 22. (Eric Gaillard / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST

French workers who are on strike toss a puppet depicting French President Emmanuel Macron, during a demonstration on the eve of the ninth day of national strike and protests. in Nice, France, March 22. (Eric Gaillard / REUTERS)

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