She decided to implement President Emmanuel Macron’s most important reform project with a special article in the constitution without a vote in the National Assembly. 217 people were arrested in Paris on Thursday during protests against the reform.
The France Info station reported that riots broke out on the Place de la Concorde in the center of the capital. According to media reports, the riot police used water cannon and tear gas to clear the square. Among other things, demonstrators set fire to wooden pallets and threw objects at the police officers. A total of around 6000 participants were counted.
Protests also broke out in other cities such as Marseille, Dijon, Nantes, Rennes, Rouen, Grenoble, Toulouse and Nice. The unions called for a nationwide day of strikes and protests next Thursday.