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Clashes as French youths protest pension reform

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Clashes as French youths protest pension reform


They are not about to claim their pension anytime soon. But French youths have clashed with security forces in protests linked to the raising of the retirement age.

For the second day running, the suburb of Nanterre in Paris was the scene of violence. Rioters hurled stones and set at least one car on fire. Police responded with tear gas.

The Joliot Curie secondary school in Nanterre is one of nearly 380 nationwide disrupted today by student activists. While many young people are staging genuine protests over the reform, troublemakers have infiltrated some of the demonstrations.

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