Marseille Port Blocked By Burning Barricades Amid Nationwide Protests

December 12: The entrance to the port of Marseille has been blocked by protester’s actions on Thursday. Videos show burning barricades blockading the entrance. The secretary general of the CGT of the port has stated that passengers were able to get off the ferry this morning, but that otherwise there has been no activity – no one coming in or out – of the port, and that the blockage continued throughout the day. (France 3 / Ludovic Moreau)

Unions have flatly rejected fresh proposals by the government of pro-business President Emmanuel Macron to stagger the roll-out of a plan that would require France’s youngest workers – people born after 1974 – to stay on the job until the age of 64 to get full pensions instead of age 62. (Bulgarian News Agency)

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