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Why are so many French citizens angry about pension overhaul? | Inside Story

Changing France's state pension system was a central plank of Emmanual Macron's re-election campaign. It's become the central issue in French politics - and opposition to his presidency. Strikes and protests intensified this week, some turning violent with hundreds arrested in Paris. Mounds of uncollected rubbish lie on the streets. So, why is Emmanuel Macron so determined and the opposition so intense? Presenter: Adrian Finighan Guests: Axel Persson - Train driver and rail workers' representative at CGT trade union Lara Marlowe - Irish Times, Paris Correspondent Paul Taylor - Contributing Editor at POLITICO, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe Think-Tank Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #France #Protests #Pension #French #Macron #Elections

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