(MENAFN- AzerNews) Paris police clashed with demonstrators for a third night on
Saturday as thousands of people marched throughout the country amid
anger at the government pushing through a rise in the state pension
age without a parliamentary vote, Azernews reports citing
The growing unrest and strikes have left President Emmanuel
Macron facing the gravest challenge to his authority since the
so-called 'Gilets Jaunes' (Yellow Vests) protests four years
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'Macron, Resign!' and 'Macron is going to break down, we are going
to win,' demonstrators chanted on the Place d'Italie in southern
Paris. Riot police used tear gas and clashed with some in the crowd
as trash bins were set on fire.
Municipal authorities had banned rallies on Paris's central
Place de la Concorde and nearby Champ-Elysees on Saturday night
after demonstrations that resulted in 61 arrests the previous
night. There were 81 arrests on Saturday night.
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