France pension protests: Crowd clashes with police as government pushes through reform
By Kathryn Armstrong
Protesters have clashed with police again in central Paris over the French government's pension reforms.
Thousands of demonstrators lit fires and some threw firecrackers at police, who used tear gas to disperse them.
It is the second night of unrest since President Emmanuel Macron decided to push through the controversial reforms to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote.
No-confidence motions have been filed against his government in response.
The first was signed by independents and members of the left-wing Nupes coalition in parliament, while a second came from the far-right National Rally party.
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