TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – France’s CGT union has held a huge torch-lit protest in Paris, on the eve of a seventh nationwide day of protests against pension reform.

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Protesters carried banners rejecting the reforms, such as “Macron! Withdraw your project! Save and improve our pensions!” and “The city of Paris, don’t beat in.”

The protest, which was organized by France’s General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and held at the Place de la République, is part of ongoing strikes against the government’s proposed pension reform.

French President Emmanuel Macron has refused to back down in the dispute with trade unions.