Protesters March in Lyon After Macron Pushes Through Pension Reform

Protests took place across France on Thursday, March 16, after President Emmanuel Macron forced through pension reform legislation without calling a vote in parliament.

The government used a special constitutional power known as Article 49:3 to raise the retirement age in France from 62 to 64, France 24 reported. The controversial reform had prompted major strikes across the country since January.

This footage was captured on Rue Sainte-Catherine in Lyon on Thursday night. Credit: @Me_Mx5 via Storyful

Video transcript