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Fresh Protests Take Over French Streets in Hopes of Reviving Campaign Against Retirement Reform

HeadlineJun 07, 2023

In France, protesters took to the streets around the country and transport workers staged strikes Tuesday as opponents of President Emmanuel Macron’s pension overhaul seek to revive public momentum against the reform nearly two months after it was signed into law. A long-shot amendment is being brought to the National Assembly by leftist lawmakers, though it’s not expected to go anywhere. Many demonstrators say they just want their voices heard. This is a student from Nantes.

Felix: “The reform passed without our democracy, so it’s important to make the government understand that we never wanted this reform and that it’s time for the people to speak, because it shows that the government cares less and less about people’s will. And so it’s important that we take the power back on that level.”

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