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5 Dec 2019

Planes, trains, schools and hospitals brought to a standstill in nationwide French strike

Angry workers have clashed with police on the streets of Paris tonight. Authorities have barricaded the presidential palace, the Eiffel Tower is shut and planes and trains, including the Eurostar, have been disrupted as more than 180,000 union members in 30 French cities take part in a national strike.

They’re protesting about changes to their pensions which could see them get reduced payouts.