The ‘French Spiderman’ climbed a 38-storey skyscraper in Paris to show his support for demonstrators protesting against pension law to increase retirement age.
A free climber famously known as the ‘French Spiderman’ has scaled a 38-storey skyscraper in Paris on Wednesday, April 19, to show is support to demonstrator protesting against law to increase the age of retirement.
The 60-year-old climber named Alain Robert, who is known for climbing without any harness, used his bare hands and climbing shoes to scale the skyscraper.
According to a statement by Robert, cited by Reuters, he said, “I’m here to show my support for those who oppose the pension reform”, adding, “I’m here to tell (President) Emmanuel Macron to come back down to earth … by climbing with no safety net”.
Robert also stated that “the pension reform, which Macron signed into law at the weekend after months of street protests, meant that, combined with a loss of income due to the COVID pandemic, he would have to keep on working, and climbing, for longer”.
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