The French Presidency says King Charles III’s planned state visit will be postponed in the wake of violent protests over pension reforms.
King Charles’s visit to France postponed amid protests
The state visit of King Charles to France will be postponed amid tensions over pension reform, the French Presidency says.
The French and British governments took the decision following a phone call between President Emmanuel Macron and the King, the statement said.
Black-clad anarchists fought street battles with police for several hours in the French capital on Thursday, ransacking a McDonald’s restaurant, smashing up bus shelters and setting alight mounds of garbage that have piled up during strikes.
In Bordeaux, at the heart of one of France’s best-known wine-growing areas and where King Charles was also expected to visit, protesters set alight the entrance to the city hall.