France: Protests turn violent as Macron pushes pension plan

Over 200 people were arrested overnight on March 21 in Paris for setting fire to garbage in the streets and

Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:41 PM IST 8 Photos

Protesters seen at the Place de la Republique during a demonstration, one day after the pension reform was adopted as the French Parliament rejected two motions of no-confidence against the government. in Paris, France, March 21. Atleast 234 protestors were detained, reported AP.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

Oil worker protest outside the refinery after the government announced the first requisition of oil workers since the beginning of the strikes against the pension reform, at the Fos-sur-Mer depot near Marseille on March 21. Oil shipments in the country were partially disrupted amid strikes at several refineries in western and southern France.(Christophe Simon / AFP)

Police in riot gear detain a protester during a demonstration. in Paris. Human rights groups and opposition politicians have denounced what they view as an excessive use of force by the police during these protests, according to Reuters. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)


In a photo from March 21, a firefighter extinguishes a fire during a demonstration, after the pension reform was adopted in Paris. Unions have called for new nationwide protests on March 24, to demand the government simply withdraw the retirement bill, AP reported.(Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

Police in riot gear patrol the street during a demonstration in Paris, France, on March 21. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)