Retreats: About 1.27 million protesters

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PARIS (Reuters) – Around 1.27 million people demonstrated across France on Tuesday against the government’s plan to reform pensions, according to estimates by the Interior Ministry, which also reports 87,000 demonstrators in Paris.[[

This “act 2” of the mobilization against the pension reform brought together more people in the streets than during the first day of strike and national demonstrations, on January 19.

The Ministry of the Interior had then reported some 1.12 million demonstrators, including 80,000 in the capital. The unions, for their part, had welcomed a “historic” mobilization with two million demonstrators throughout the country.

(Written by Jean Terzian, edited by Matthieu Protard)

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