Claw and order! Protesters ‘throw CRABS at police’ as violent clashes over France’s pension reforms continue
Protesters are said to have thrown crabs at police after a week of violent clashes over France’s reforms to the national retirement age.
A standoff over maritime regulations in Rennes saw protesters grabbing spider crabs during altercations with authorities.
It comes as Emmanuel Macron called for calm in the wake of unrest across the country.
Police officers fire tear gas at protesters during a demonstration in Bordeaux, on March 22.
Police officers near a lit bunk bed during a demonstration in Bordeaux, France, on March 22, 2023.
The French president appeared live on television yesterday at lunchtime to break his silence on raising the country’s retirement age from 62 to 64 without a parliamentary vote.
His actions have sparked a wave of anger across France and six days of violence, which has seen cars set on fire and street battles between police and protesters.
Macron accused French protesters of acting like Donald Trump supporters who attacked the US Capitol building in January 2021. “We will not tolerate violence,” he added.
French riot police run as they confront protesters in Paris, France, on March 22.
Police officers stand in front of fireworks fired by protesters and launch tear gas in Bordeaux.