18:55 GMT18 April 2021
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    The protests were launched on Thursday, when Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced changes in social security that aim to merge 42 existing pension schemes into one universal points-based system beginning in 2025.

    People are holding a rally in Paris on Tuesday, marking the sixth day of protests against the pension reforms proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

    The government is planning to introduce a universal pension system that, according to French trade unions, will lead to negative changes for private-sector workers, who will have to work beyond the legal retirement age in order to receive a full pension.

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