Protesters Storm Paris Stock Exchange Over Macron’s Unpopular Pension Reforms

Protesters have entered Euronext, the Paris Stock Exchange, expressing their anger over President Macron’s pension reform [1]. The reform has been deeply unpopular, sparking protests and strikes across France, with demonstrators marching in Paris and other cities [2, 3]. President Macron’s decision to raise the pension age has led to public dismay, as it is seen as an attack on a fiercely protected social safety net [5].

Tens of thousands of people have protested in France against the controversial pension reforms, which were forced through using a special constitutional power, Article 49:3 [6]. The protests have at times led to clashes with police in Paris and other cities [7]. The entrance to the Paris Stock Exchange marks the latest location where demonstrators have expressed their outrage [1].

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