The great mobilization of hundreds of thousands of French workers this Thursday in France has been marred by violence in Paris and other cities. In the protest called against the pension reform of President Emmanuel Macron, some protesters They have destroyed street furniture and commercial windows.
More than 149 police officers and gendarmes have been injured and 172 people have been arrestedas reported this Thursday night by the Ministry of the Interior.
According to the unions, some 3 million people have taken to the streetsAccording to the French government, a million people were protesting. The vast majority against the reform of the country’s pension system. A highly controversial reform that raises the retirement age from 62 to 64, something that the majority of the French population does not want to see happen.
But many protesters also expressed their anger and concern about how the French government had done it. He bypassed Congress to introduce reform, which many people here say is undemocratic.
During the day there have been 140 fires in the capitalmost of them have been propitiated by taking advantage of urban furniture or the mountains of garbage accumulated in the streets after two weeks of the collection strike.
It’s about the sixth day of protests that has ended with riots in the streets. The Minister of the Interior has indicated that the police are analyzing the images from the video-surveillance cameras to try to identify the violent protesters and that they have given instructions to be able to take them to court.
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