Protests in France against the passage of a law to raise the retirement age without the approval of Parliament

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Thousands of demonstrators flock to the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the French capital, Paris, in front of Parliament.

And scuffles took place between riot police and demonstrators angry at the French government’s use of an article in the constitution to force reforms related to raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a parliamentary vote.

The local French channel BFM broadcast pictures of crowds of demonstrators, including politicians, waving flags and banners.

Politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, on the far left, told BFM that the law “lacks legality”.

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