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Second French pensions demonstration sees half as many protesters

French labour union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration against the French government's pensions reform plans in Nantes, as part of a second day of national strikes and protests in France, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - An estimated 339,000 people took part in a second nationwide protest against pension reform in France, 31,000 people of them in Paris, the Interior Ministry said.

The number of protesters is less than half of the number of people who marched in the first demonstration last week. On Dec. 5, 806,000 people took part nationwide, including 65,000 in Paris, according to police figures.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Angus MacSwan