FRANCE GRINDS TO HALT AS THOUSANDS PROTEST CHANGE IN RETIREMENT AGE FROM 60 TO 62
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Independent [UK], by John Lichfield Original Article
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 07, 2010 10:43 PM | Send
Paris—A colossal turnout for nationwide protests against pension reform yesterday threatened President Nicolas Sarkozy with a long winter of discontent if he pushes ahead with plans to increase the French retirement age from 60 to 62. Trades unions comfortably exceeded their target of mobilising two million people on the streets as a nationwide strike disrupted transport, schools, government offices and parts of the media. In Paris, the demonstration was so large—an estimated 270,000 people or twice the numbers of the last protest in June—that the march had to be split into two halves.