Striking French rail workers clash with riot police in Paris

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2019
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Striking French rail workers have clashed with riot police in Paris after holding a demonstration against pension changes despite Emmanuel Macron’s call for a Christmas truce.

Hundreds of trade unionists and strikers gathered on Monday morning outside Gare de Lyon station, which is used by large numbers of passengers travelling south for the holidays or to ski resorts near the Alps, and where many services have been cancelled.

Some strikers made speeches denouncing the government’s proposed changes to the pension system and vowed to continue their stoppages into Christmas and...

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