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France: High school students stage protest as nationwide strikes against pension reform start01:08

France: High school students stage protest as nationwide strikes against pension reform start

France, Paris
January 19, 2023 at 11:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of Helene Boucher high school students staged a protest in Paris on Thursday early morning, as a nationwide day of strikes against authorities' pension reform kicked off.

Protesters could be seen trying to block streets, while riot police officers surrounded the protesters and used pepper sprays to disperse them.

The Macron government’s divisive overhaul to pensions will see the retirement age rise from 62 to 64 by 2030, sparking widespread criticism and calls for industrial action.

According to Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, the minimum age to be eligible for a full pension will increase gradually by three months every yea

France: High school students stage protest as nationwide strikes against pension reform start01:08
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Dozens of Helene Boucher high school students staged a protest in Paris on Thursday early morning, as a nationwide day of strikes against authorities' pension reform kicked off.

Protesters could be seen trying to block streets, while riot police officers surrounded the protesters and used pepper sprays to disperse them.

The Macron government’s divisive overhaul to pensions will see the retirement age rise from 62 to 64 by 2030, sparking widespread criticism and calls for industrial action.

According to Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, the minimum age to be eligible for a full pension will increase gradually by three months every yea