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French protests against Macron’s pension revamp show signs of fatigue

By Sam Schechner

06 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

In France, fewer people turned out in the latest nationwide demonstrations against raising the retirement age to 64. It's a sign that the union-led opposition may be losing steam, the Journal reports.

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PARIS—Turnout for strikes and protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension overhaul declined for the second straight week, a sign union-led opposition may be starting to lose steam.

Some 570,000 protesters marched in cities including Paris, Marseille and Lyon for the 11th day of demonstrations in three months, according to the Interior Ministry. That compares to some 740,000  people who protested last week and more than a million people, including 119,000 in Paris, two weeks ago, ministry figures show.

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