Listen to this article Violent Protests Erupt In France Over Proposed Retirement Age Increase Bill
On Thursday, more than a million people took to the streets in France to protest against the government’s proposal to increase the retirement age. The demonstrations turned violent in some areas, with clashes breaking out between protesters and police. The proposed bill, which has been met with widespread opposition, would raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 and would affect millions of workers in the country.
Unions have called for more nationwide strikes and protests in the coming days, and tensions are expected to remain high. The French government has defended the bill, citing the need for pension reform and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the pension system. However, many people see the proposal as unfair and have expressed concern that it will disproportionately impact lower-income workers. The situation remains fluid, and it remains to be seen how the government will respond to the ongoing protests and opposition to the proposed bill.Read more: Violent Protests Erupt In France Over Proposed Retirement Age Increase Bill