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Demonstrators take to streets in France

Prepare for protests: France’s nationwide strikes over pension reform on Thursday could be the biggest since 1995, when the country came to a standstill after President Jacques Chirac also tried to overhaul its retirement system.Coming up: A range of workers and trade unions are expected to take to the streets to demonstrate against the pension system, with thousands expected to take part.

Police officers block the Place de la République. Photo: Antoine Crouin

People are marching in multiple French cities

Paris’ famed boulevards continue to fill with people but it isn’t the only French city where mass demonstrations are taking place today.

Marseille

Firefighters lay on the ground as they take part in a demonstration to protest the proposed pension overhauls, in Marseille. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters lay on the ground as they take part in a demonstration to protest the proposed pension overhauls, in Marseille. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
Also in Marseille, dockers march with smoke bombs in hand. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
Also in Marseille, dockers march with smoke bombs in hand. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images

https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/france-strikes-intl/index.html

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