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Worker's Unions in France have declared a 24h general strike today (I think it's the second one) to protest the raise of the pension age. The current administration wants a change in these laws raising the pension age from 60 to 62.
According to a swiss TV correspondent the demonstrations have lost some swing. Most people have grudingly accepted the fact that this government will not listen to The Power Of The Street. The new law must still pass the french senate, some Senators claim that the rise is inevitable, but they would fight for certain groups like construction workers to negotiate exeptions to the rule This report was also the last news item before they moved over to sports news. Usually reports from neighbouring countries are headline news
But it is still good to see people out there in the streets, givin' it a go sayin' F U to The Man !