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Youths continue France riots

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Youths continue France riots


There has been another day of rioting against pension reforms in France.

High school students are continuing to express their anger at the government on a third consecutive day of unrest on the streets.

On top of ongoing public transport stoppages and fuel shortages, residents of Lyon and a suburb of Paris are faced with tear gas, broken glass and burning cars in their town centres.

Today riot police are stopping groups of youths reaching high streets in Lyon after several shops were looted yesterday, when around 80 people, mostly high school students were arrested.

Unions who oppose the retirement age being raised from 60 to 62, have held several days of peaceful marches and strikes. They are keen to distance themselves from the rioters.

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