Thousands of protesters joined a torchlit demonstration opposing pension reform in Paris on Thursday. Protesters carried banners rejecting the reforms, such as "Macron! Withdraw your project! Save and improve our pensions!" and "The city of Paris, don't beat in." The protest, which was organised by France's General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and held at the Place de la République, is part of ongoing strikes against the government's proposed pension reform. French President Emmanuel Macron has refused to back down in the dispute with trade unions.
Protesters took to the streets of Paris for day 41 of the national strike against proposed pension reforms on Tuesday. Footage shows demonstrators gathering in front of Ecole-Militaire before they marched with banners and flags. The nationwide strike, which started in early December, is one of the biggest to hit the country in years and has been affecting rail, road and air transportation. Protests continue despite some concessions from the government.