Torchlight march against pension reform in Lyon

Hundreds of #protesters answered a call by French labour #unions and joined a torchlight march against the pension reform plan in #Lyon on Wednesday. Organisers say at least 3,000 activists took part in the rally while police report that only 700 were present.

Labour unions are set to hold a nationwide protest against the reform on Thursday.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe introduced the proposed pension reform to the cabinet on January 24. Debates in the French National Assembly are set to start on February 17 with the first vote scheduled for March.

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