Thousands of people took to the streets in Lyon on Tuesday to protest against the overhaul of France’s pension system, with students and trade unions participating in a tenth rally.

Iran PressEurope: The protesters marched from the university campus to the city’s central square.

From 22,000 to 55,000 people, according to various estimates, participated in the previous protest rally held on March 23.

Mass protest rallies against France’s new pension reform were held across the entire country on Tuesday.

Over 90,000 people took part in the demonstration against the pension reform in the French capital on Tuesday, according to the Paris police, while the CGT union estimated that around 450,000 citizens supported the protest, French media reported.

According to police estimates, 93,000 people joined the demonstration in Paris, the BFM TV broadcaster reported, while almost 120,000 took to the streets last Thursday.

The CGT, in turn, said that today's numbers were around 350,000 lower than the 800,000 people announced during the previous nationwide protest.

The French Interior Ministry said around 740,000 people joined the protest rallies across France, according to BFM TV. Last Thursday, the officials reported over a million protesters.

There have been several nationwide strikes and hundreds of demonstrations in France within the last two months, with over 1 million people taking part in most of them. During the protests, violent clashes often broke out between the police and the protesters.


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