A second wave of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 has resulted in a statewide strike in France.
The strike, which affects oil refineries, public transportation, and schools, is being participated in by eight significant unions.
Following a first day of action that drew more than a million participants, protests are happening all around France.
According to the unions, half of all teachers in the nation are on strike.
Just over a fourth, according to the school ministry.
Despite polls showing that two-thirds of French oppose the reforms, which start their journey through the National Assembly next week, the Macron administration is moving on with them.
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