Protesters against Macron’s pension reforms get teargassed in Nantes

Several thousand protesters marched through the streets of Nantes on Friday to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms amid ongoing national strikes. Tear gas was seen billowing in the city centre as protesters marched amid a sizeable police presence.

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