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France: Thousands Hit Lyon Streets for Pension Reform Strikes

Around 35,000 people marched in Lyon on Thursday as part of protests against pension reforms proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Footage shows police and protesters walking through tear gas, as well as protesters marching through the city.

The nationwide strike is one of the biggest in to hit the country in years and is set to affect rail, road and air transportation.

Macron’s government is reportedly aiming to introduce a universal pension system across the economy but trade unions say that this will result in millions of private-sector workers having to work beyond the legal retirement age in order to get a full pension.



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