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Clashes with the police broke out during protests in Paris.

Demonstrators and police clash at protests against pension reform in Paris on Tuesday, law enforcement officers detain protesters.

Clashes between police and demonstrators take place at a demonstration against raising the retirement age in Paris.

The demonstrators are building barricades out of metal fences, throwing bottles at law enforcement officers, the police are trying to disperse the crowd with batons and tear gas. Several demonstrators were detained.

In Paris, the protest action started after 14.30 from the Place d’Italie. Tens of thousands of people are participating in the demonstration, including representatives of various industries, leftist and youth organizations, supporters of the yellow vests movement, radicals from the black bloc movement.
The action took place peacefully, but later the police used tear gas against the demonstrators provoking them.


French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born on January 10 presented a draft of the controversial pension reform, which the government plans to adopt in 2023. According to her, the authorities will begin to raise the retirement age in the country by three months a year from September 1, 2023. Thus, by 2030 he will reach 64 years.


The first nationwide strike against pension reform took place throughout France on January 19 – more than 200 demonstrations were held on this day at the call of eight leading French trade unions (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires, FSU). The largest actions took place in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille and Nantes. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, more than a million people took part in them, of which 80 thousand were in Paris. 38 people were detained.