France - Pensioners march against pension plans - September 30, 2017

Thousands of pensioners demonstrated across the country over increases in their taxes, the latest group to take to the streets over President Macron's economic reforms. Around eight million pensioners on more than 1,200 euros a month will pay higher social security contributions from 2018 on as the government seeks to slash the budget deficit. The nine unions behind the protests said the increase, expected to bring in 20 billion euros in revenue, will set the elderly back hundreds of euros a year.

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