France: Police use tear gas as pension reform protests continue in Paris

Protesters took to the streets of Paris on Saturday where they were met by riot police and tear gas as protests and strikes against proposed pension reforms continued. Footage shows tear gas canisters being thrown back at riot police as protesters set fire to bins and marched chanting and waving flags. The nationwide strike, which started in early December, is one of the biggest to hit the... Еще country in years and has been affecting rail, road and air transportation. The action comes days after the government and unions resumed talks on pension reforms. The proposed reforms would see an overhaul to the current pension system and entail the creation of a universal pension system instead of the current 42 different schemes. While the retirement age will remain at 62 years, workers will have to work until the age of 64 to receive their full pensions.
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