More than 1 million demonstrate across France against pension reforms


Protesters run amid the tear gas during a demonstration in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 23, 2023. French unions are holding their first mass demonstrations Thursday since President Emmanuel Macron enflamed public anger by forcing a higher retirement age through parliament without a vote.

Building on Thursday’s strong turnout, unions swiftly called for new protests and strikes next week when the British king is scheduled to visit Bordeaux on the second day of his trip to France.

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