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Protests broke out across Paris following France President Emmanuel Macron’s selection to raise the retirement age by two years by sidestepping a vote in the country’s national assembly. The French President brought the reform following which retirement age was raised from 62 to 64, justifying it a pertinent to saving France’s pension program from going bankrupt.

France Protests: A French firefighter puts out a fire lit by protesters throughout a demonstration following the French government pushed a pensions reform via parliament without having a vote.(AFP)

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When France’s reduced residence of parliament was scheduled to vote on the modify, Emmanuel Macron invoked a constitutional provision that permits the measure to be pushed without having a parliamentary vote.

A number of men and women in Paris protested against the government’s selection. At least 120 men and women have been arrested in clashes with Parisian police, reports claimed as videos of the protests have been extensively shared on social media.

France Protests: A French firefighter puts out a fire lit by protesters throughout a demonstration following the French government pushed a pensions reform via parliament without having a vote.(AFP)

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French broadcaster BFMTV posted a compilation of videos taken in the Location de la Concorde in Paris.

According to a Sky News report, Emmanuel Macron’s selection was also protested inside the French parliament, like some politicians singing the French national anthem though holding plaques reading “No to 64 years.”

France Protests: A French firefighter puts out a fire lit by protesters throughout a demonstration following the French government pushed a pensions reform via parliament without having a vote.(AFP)

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The report from Sky News also captured police dressed in riot gear and charging at the crowd gathered at Location de la Concorde.

France Protests: A French firefighter puts out a fire lit by protesters throughout a demonstration following the French government pushed a pensions reform via parliament without having a vote.(AFP)

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