Yesterday, violent protests erupted in Paris as thousands of people gathered to rally against the government’s proposed changes to the pension plan.
The changes will increase the retirement age by two years, from 62 to 64.
Police had to fire tear gas at the protesters to disperse the crowd.
France’s prime minister used a special Constitution Clause to push the bill through the National Assembly without a vote.
Officials argue that the changes are necessary to ensure the pension system does not go bankrupt.
Despite the government’s arguments, many citizens are unhappy with the proposed changes, which will force them to work longer before they can retire.
The protests in Paris are just one example of the widespread opposition to the government’s pension reform plans.
As the situation continues to unfold, it remains to be seen whether the government will be able to push through the changes or if they will be forced to reconsider in light of the public’s strong reaction.