Large crowds of protestors clashed with French police this week after the French government forced through a pension age increase bill without a parliamentary vote.
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Waves of protestors met on Place de la Concorde after the retirement age was increased from 62 to 64, with initial plans sparking a wave of political debate and strikes across the nation.
Following the decision, thousands took to the streets of Paris and other cities to express the rejection of the move, raising union flags to the sky as they sang the national anthem. As the evening fell, fires were lit at Place de la Concorde as police with riots shields and batons sprayed tear gas to clear the square.
Paris police told AFP new agency that 120 people were arrested by nightfall.
As trade unions maintain their position on such a change, another day of demonstrations is reportedly scheduled for Thursday 23rd March.
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