The French President, Emmanuel Macronrefused to call a referendum on his pension reform. The unrest in the streets does not seem to stop. In Paris 234 people were arrested and another 60 in the rest of the country. There is tension in Marseille at the Fos-Sur-Mer refinery.
Also in Montpellier and while roadblocks are in effect in Nantes and Lyonpicketing the main railway station, a refinery and a nuclear power plant.
In Paris, the waste collectors decided to extend a strike until next Monday that maintains the capital with some 9,000 tons of garbage in the streets.
On Wednesday, M.acron will grant interviews to the private television channels TF1 and public television France 2 And it will be the first time he has spoken in public since he decided to approve his pension reform by decree.
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The unions called for Thursday, in addition, a nninth day of demonstrations and general strikein the wake of those already held since mid-January.
On March 7, the largest protest against a social reform in three decades was registered, with almost 2 million people in the streets.
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