France’s main trade unions vowed to continue their protests against the controversial law, and the demonstration lasted nearly an hour before the demonstrators dispersed peacefully.
Demonstrators blocked the road to traffic to reach the construction site for the 2024 World Cup in Paris. The protest movement was organized by dozens of opponents of the pension reform law, which is not very popular in France.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age in France from 62 to 64 was enacted into law earlier this month. This law faced several months of protests and strikes. The main trade unions in France have pledged to continue protests against the controversial law, and the demonstration lasted for nearly an hour before the demonstrators dispersed peacefully.
Opposition parties did not succeed in withdrawing confidence from the government of Elizabeth Bourne, which resorted to adopting government reform through Article 49.3 of the Constitution to pass the law without a vote of representatives of the National Assembly. The measure, which many considered anti-democratic, sparked outrage in the country.