Tehran (IP) - The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry called the violence by the French police against the protesters 'unacceptable'.

Iran PressIran news: Nasser Kanaani said: "The action of the French police in resorting to violence against the protests of the citizens of this country is unacceptable and shows the lack of commitment of the French government to the principles of democracy and freedom of speech." He advised the French government to avoid "double standard and abuse of human rights" and to stop resorting to violence against protesters.

These days, thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, protesting the overhaul pushed by President Emmanuel Macron without a parliamentary vote. The new legislation would raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030.

Activists headed to the streets in the south due to a ban on demonstrations in the Place de la Concorde square close to the parliament, and around the famous Champs Elysees avenue.

Police on Saturday detained at least 71 people in Paris during protests against the government's pension reform.

The demonstrators set fire to garbage containers, bicycles, and scooters, and chanted anti-police slogans.


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