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  • What the French Riots are Really About

    The current protests in #France are the biggest in decades, with up to a million people gathering across the country. Things kicked off in January, when president Macron increased France’s pension age by two years and cancelled retirement benefits for many different sectors, including rail workers, farmers, and electricians.

    Macron used his constitutional power to bypass parliament and push through the reform without a vote. This caused outrage, acting as the straw that broke the camel’s back. After years of discontent with Macron, and the leading opposition party being far-right, people took to the streets to protest.

    We tagged along with protesters in #Paris on May Day, as some of the biggest riots in the country broke out.