(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Riot police clashed with protesters on Friday evening in Paris
as a new demonstration took place against the government's plans to
raise the French state pension age, trend reports citing reuters .
The growing unrest, which has resulted in a wave of strikes
since the start of the year and rubbish piling up on the streets of
Paris, has left President Emmanuel Macron with the gravest
challenge to his authority since the so-called 'Gilets Jaunes' or
'Yellow Vest' protests of December 2018.
'Macron, Resign!' chanted some demonstrators, as they squared up
to a line of riot police.
Friday's night trouble followed similar disorder on Thursday,
after Macron decided to push through the contested pension overhaul
without a parliamentary vote.
The overhaul raises France's state pension age by two years to
64, which the government says is essential to ensure the system
does not go bust.
Unions, and most voters, disagree.
The French are deeply attached to keeping the official
retirement age at 62, which is among the lowest in OECD
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