Protesters and police have scuffled in Paris during a demonstration against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise France’s retirement age.
French police clash with anti-pension reform protesters
Riot police have clashed with protesters in Paris as a new demonstration took place against the French government’s plans to raise the country’s retirement age.
Reuters TV broadcast images of tear gas being used by police to deal with crowd disorder as protesters gathered in Paris’ Place de la Concorde, near the Assemblee Nationale parliament building.
President Emmanuel Macron’s government wants to raise France’s retirement age by two years to 64, which the government says is essential to ensure the system does not go bust.