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Unions March in France on Day of Strikes

Protesters in Saintes, France, carried flares while joining national strikes against the government’s proposed pension reform on Thursday, January 19.

Footage recorded near the Palais de Justice de Saintes shows the marchers, many of whom carrying flags of the CGT union.

French media reported that up to 750,000 people were expected to take to the streets on the strike day.

Unions are opposing the Macron government’s pension reform, which would raise the legal age of retirement for most people from 62 to 64. Credit: @Fg1720 via Storyful

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