France Paralyzed Over Pension Protests

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of French people have effectively shut down the country, having taken to the streets to protest the government's proposed austerity measures. French citizens are outraged over a plan to raise the retirement age to 62, as well as other pension reforms. Over 2,000 gas stations have been closed, making transportation nearly impossible. The BBC's Christian Fraser reports on the latest from the streets of Paris.


Christian Fraser

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