Mostly calm on Paris streets, garbage still piling up
Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 11:19 AM CDT
PARIS (AP) — A spattering of protests were planned in France over the weekend against President Macron’s controversial pension reform, as garbage continued to reek in the streets of Paris and beyond amid a strike by refuse collectors.
An eerie calm, returned to Paris Saturday after two nights of thousands-strong protests across the French capital saw police disperse crowds with tear gas and water cannons, and hundreds of people were arrested. Protesters are trying to pressure lawmakers to bring down French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and doom an unpopular retirement age increase that he’s trying to impose without a vote in the National Assembly.
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