Monday, January 30, 2023

France: people erupt in protests after retirement age is increased to 64

Paris: In France, millions of citizens protested against the government’s increase in the retirement age, which paralyzed business life.

According to the reports in media, the protests caused upheavals and local and regional train services were stopped in various cities, including the capital of France, Paris, while public transport and primary schools were also closed.

Violent protests were also seen in many cities. Police arrested several people involved in the protests.

A strike was also held in the fields of refineries, 80 thousand people took out a rally in Paris and a strike was held in the government sectors. The railway system of Paris came to a standstill.

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Demonstrations against the government’s pension plan were held in 200 cities in France, in which one million people participated. In many cities, people dressed up as zombies and danced.

The French President has decided to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years, which is strongly opposed.

(Written by News Desk using information from different news sources available on internet and Twitter.)

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