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Mass strikes in France: no public transport, closed schools

Protests in France continue for the second day

France has launched nationwide strikes on pension reform, which has halted public transport and closed hospitals and schools. About it reports Air Force.

As noted, the protests began on Thursday, December 5, and at least 800,000 people took to the streets on Friday the following day. Namely, activists are outraged at the prospect of retirement later or receiving reduced pension payments.

“The second day of the strike against the pension reform announced by President Emmanuel Macron has blocked major services across the country. Public transportation, schools, and hospitals are not working because of the protests,” the statement said.

According to preliminary information, at least 9 of the 16 subway lines in Paris were temporarily blocked and others were not operating at full capacity.

In addition, clashes were reported in several cities in France, including Nantes, Bordeaux, and Rennes.

Recall that in France, during the anti-governmental actions of the movement “yellow vests” killed 11 people, and more than 4250 — were injured.

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