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After a good month, the French are disappointed at a new rally against the pension reform



Security was ensured by 11,000 police officers, of which 4,000 were in Paris

A good month after the last rally against the pension reform, on Tuesday its opponents, with a reported 280,000 participants, again went to the 14th protest rally on the streets of French cities.

According to the general secretary of the French Democratic Workers’ Confederation Laurent Berger this was the last rally on the topic of pension reform. As he said, the rallies are aimed at “to show the strength of the trade union movement in dealing with challengeswhich lie ahead, such as purchasing power, wages, housing policy and working conditions”.

Around 250 rallies have been announced across the country. Organizers expected 400,000 to 600,000 participants, 40,000 to 70,000 of them in Paris. The French government said around 281,000 people had gathered across the country.

Security was ensured by 11,000 police officers, of which 4,000 were in Paris. Union members briefly blocked the headquarters of the organizing committee for the Olympic Games in Paris, according to Euronews.

Despite several weeks of mass protests, France adopted a pension reform in April that, among other things, introduces an increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64. At the time, President Macron announced that the government would prepare an action plan to improve the situation in the country, which will published July 14.

Source: Rtvslo

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