International Desk: Due to raising the age limit of pension from 62 years to 64 years, yesterday (March 23) there was a big protest again in France. Millions of people took to the streets against President Emmanuel Macron. French unions said more than 3.5 million people joined Thursday's protests. The situation became heated that day. Demonstrators set fire to various infrastructures including cars.
The French Union claimed that 800,000 people demonstrated peacefully in the capital Paris on Thursday. They demanded the annulment of the decision to increase the pension age. However, in the southeastern city of Bordeaux, the protesters were involved in fire, vandalism and clashes with the police. They set fire to the entrance of the city hall of Bordeaux. On the other hand, protesters clashed with the police after midnight in the capital Paris. The youth of France mainly participated in Thursday's protest. They are very angry because of the increase in pension age. Suddenly unrest spread throughout the country after a speech by President Emmanuel Macron.
On Wednesday, President Macron said in a televised address, "This protest is legitimate." However, the decision will not be changed due to the protest. The age limit of pension has been increased from 62 to 64 years, which means that the service period of the employees has increased by 2 years. Both the young and the old are angry with the decision of the Macron government. Juliet, a 51-year-old school teacher, said, "They want to increase it to 64 today. Tomorrow will be 66, 67, 68 years? They say the average life expectancy is high. But must we work till we are buried?'
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