Thousands of striking workers poured into streets across France on Thursday for a sixth day of mass demonstrations, as French trade unions also blocked ports and disrupted power production, searching for a way to force President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension overhaul as the impact of transport strikes weakens.

According to the hardliner CGT union, almost 250,000 people marched in the streets of Paris against the pension overhaul. The numbers were far fewer than on January 10, when approximately 370,000 people demonstrated in Paris, according to the same CGT, while France’s interior ministry counted 56,000.



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