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Fahrenheit 49.3: French unions seek to 'bring country to a standstill' & send reform into retirement

Fiery protests continue across France after President Emmanuel Macron imposed an unpopular pension overhaul without a parliament vote. Macron's government invoked a controversial executive power to force through the bill by decree, which is legal according to the constitution. The move has caused outrage among the political class as well as widespread anger in the streets. Just days after the decree, police banned gatherings around Place de la Concorde, opposite parliament due to continued unrest. For more on the political crisis, FRANCE 24 is joined by Ariane Bogain, Senior Lecturer in French Politics at Northumbria University.
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