Over 1 million in France protest against planned pension reforms

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More than 1 million people in France have opposed the government’s plans to raise the retirement age for most workers in a series of major strikes and mass protests on Thursday. A total of 1,120,000 people protested nationwide, 80,000 of them in Paris alone, according to the Interior Ministry on Thursday evening. The trade unions spoke of a turnout of more than 2 million people at more than 200 protests. Massive strikes led to cancelled flights, empty train stations, widespread protests and interruptions in the electrical supply. On the first action day, more people took to the streets against…

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