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Latest update : 2010-10-21

New clashes erupted Thursday between youths and police in the French city of Lyon amid nationwide protests against plans to overhaul the pension system. High school students overturned a car and threw bottles at police, who responded with tear gas.

AP - Youths have overturned a car and hurled bottles at police in the French city of Lyon amid nationwide tensions over raising the retirement age.

Police are chasing the protesters and trying to subdue the violence with tear gas.
 
Months of peaceful protests over the retirement reform have degenerated into violence in scattered sites around France. Lyon saw clashes Wednesday between youths and police, and the violence is resuming Thursday.
 
Also Thursday, protesters temporarily blockaded Marseille’s airport and have blocked high schools around the country.

Date created : 2010-10-21

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