Paris clashes continue over French pension age rise

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Growing opposition presents biggest challenge to Emmanuel Macron since gilets jaunes protests

Riot police and protesters clashed for a second night in Paris as a new demonstration took place against the government’s plans to raise the French state pension age.

The growing opposition to the policy, which has resulted in a wave of strikes since the start of the year and rubbish piling up on the streets of the capital, has left President Emmanuel Macron with the gravest challenge to his authority since the gilets jaunes(yellow vest) protests of December 2018.

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