Strikes in France as Unions Oppose Pension Reforms

France was facing a day of strikes on January 19 after unions called for mass mobilization in protest against pension reforms planned by President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Footage from Clermont-Ferrand shows students taking part in a protest march in the city.

Eight major unions in fields such as transport and education called for strike action on January 19.

The government’s proposals would involve raising the legal age of retirement for most people from 62 to 64. Credit: @MarxFanAccount via Storyful