Police in France fired several tear gas shells at protesters in Paris demonstrating against the pension bill
Protestors were confronted with tear gas fired by the police in France after over 7,000 people reportedly demonstrated during an unplanned rally in Paris.
According to Reuters, cobblestones were being thrown at the police, as they tried to break up the protest.
The demonstrations took place after prime minister Elisabeth Borne said that the government will go through with the pension reforms by using a special clause in the constitution.
Borne reportedly resorted to using the clause due to a lack of support from the opposition conservative Les Republicains party.
Protests have been erupting across France after the government decision to change the age of retirement in the country from 62 years to 64.
The unpopular proposal has resulted in major strikes and protests across the country since January 2023.
This move is also expected to trigger a quick no-confidence motion in Macron’s government.
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