Dock Workers in Rouen and Marseille Join French Protests Against Pension Plans

December 10: Large protests took place on Tuesday in Paris and other French cities, as people returned to the streets to reject President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system.

The demonstrations come amid continuing strikes, which for the past six days have paralyzed part of the country’s transportation network and made commuting, especially in Paris, increasingly difficult.

Between 800,000 to 1.5 million people protested around France last Thursday, a turnout that bolstered labor unions and put pressure on the government. Estimates for the marches on Tuesday were not yet available.

Demonstrators marched at midday in cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Rennes, Lille and Lyon. Dock workers in port cities including Rouen and Marseille reportedly joined the protests.

Source: New York Times / Aurelien Breeden & Adam Nossiter

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