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Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure

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Published on December 5, 2019 - Duration: 00:48s

Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure

The Eiffel Tower was closed on Thursday as employees took part in massive nationwide strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform pensions.

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Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure

Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul France's generous pension system.

Transport networks in Paris and beyond ground to a near halt as unions dug in for a protest that threatens to paralyse France for days and poses the severest challenge to Macron's reform agenda since the "yellow vest" protests erupted.

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