French pensions protest turnout falls to 380,000 nationwide: French Interior Ministry

AFP , Thursday 13 Apr 2023

Some 380,000 people protested across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, a sharp fall on turnout at last week's rallies, the interior ministry said.

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Protesters match during a demonstration in Lyon, central France, Thursday, April 13, 2023. AP


It had counted 570,000 people last week. French union CGT chief Sophie Binet said over 1.5 million people marched Thursday for the 12th day of protests since January against the reform, again lower than unions' estimate of almost two million for the last protest day on April 6.

The interior ministry said 42,000 people protested in Paris on Thursday, while unions led by the CGT gave a figure of 400,000 for the capital.

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