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France: Pension protests, no-confidence motions after decree

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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Fresh protests erupted in Paris on Friday evening, a day after President Emmanuel Macron and his government passed acontentious pension reform by decree, without a vote in the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly. 

Several thousand demonstrators gathered in the capital's Place de la Concorde, close to the assembly building, and faced up to a line of riot police, with some chanting "Macron, Resign!"

Clashes between authorities and protesters erupted later in the evening. Reuters TV broadcast images of police using tear gas to deal with crowd disorder.

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