Record number of people take to the streets of France to protest against the government´s plan to raise the age of retirement to 64
Unions in France has said that over 2.5 million people came out on the streets of the country on Tuesday, January 31 to protest against the government´s decision to raise the age of retirement.
According to reports in Euronews, sectors such as transport and electricity production faced were impacted after workers decided to participate in the wave of strikes.
The French government has said that such a huge number of protestors is against the law as they estimated atleast 1.27 million people were out on the streets, much higher than previous protests in 2010.
But despite the strikes the government of France has stated that the pension reforms will go through.
However, after the protests on Tuesday, French prime minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Twitter that the reforms raise ‘questions and doubts’, adding “”We hear them”.
Millions of French are on the streets after the decision Emmanuel Macron’s government to raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030. The new law is scheduled to be implemented in the country by September 2023.
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