December 17, 2019 / 5:48 PM / 2 months ago

French police say turnout in pension protests shrinking

PARIS (Reuters) - About 615,000 people took part in protests across France on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron’s planned pension reform, police said, a significant decline on turnout in previous protests.

The number of protesters given by police compared to 806,000 who turned out on Dec. 5, the first major day of anti-pension protests, and the 339,000 who took part on the second big protest day on Dec. 10.

Organisers had predicted a big turnout on Tuesday as all major trade unions were joining together to organise marches.

Reporting by Geert de Clercq, Writing by Christian Lowe, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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