Riots broke out in Paris during a protest against pension reform
Riots broke out in Paris during a protest against pension reform, which took place on Tuesday, February 7. It is reported by TASS.
It is noted that on the Boulevard Saint-Denis a group of people began to smash the windows of shops and cafes, set fire to garbage cans. Then the protesters clashed with law enforcement officers who accompanied the procession.
So far, the Paris police have detained ten people. According to the General Confederation of Labor trade union, more than 400,000 people take part in the protest action.
Major demonstrations are also taking place in Le Havre, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse and other French cities.
On January 31, almost three million people took part in demonstrations against pension reform in France. The first demonstrations against pension reform in France took place on 19 January. Then more than a million people took to the streets.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said that in order to maintain the same standard of living and receive pensions amid the crisis, the French will have to work harder. He added that by 2027, France will need between 10 and 12 billion euros to fund pensions.