December 17, 2019 / 3:39 PM / 2 months ago

Police use tear gas on demonstrators in central Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French police fired tear gas at demonstrators in central Paris on Tuesday and projectiles were thrown at police lines, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.

The clashes broke out near the Nation square in eastern Paris during a demonstration, organized by trade unions, to demand that President Emmanuel Macron abandon a planned reform of the state pension system.

Reporting by Richard Lough, writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Jon Boyle

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