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Hundreds of thousands protest in France over pension reform plans

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Teachers, hospital workers and other public employees join transport workers for the third day of marches since the dispute began on December 5

People take part in a demonstration on December 17, 2019 in Rennes, as part of a third countrywide day of protests over a government pensions overhaul, with the government showing no signs it will give in to union demands to drop the plan. Unions have been striking since December 5 in their biggest show of strength in years against plans for a single pensions system. Damien MEYER / AFP