Violent French Protests Against Pension Reform Bill Affects Fuel Supply

A pension reform bill in France led by Sarkozy, which, if passed, will raise the retirement age by 2 years to 62, is sparking riots and strikes across the Country. Oil refinery strikes are disrupting fuel supplies and hitting public transportation. See videos after the jump.

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French strikes and protests: as it happened -
French pension reform 'necessary' - BBC Radio
Violent protests have ‘weakened unions’ in retirement battle - France24
French energy supply hit as blockades continue - France24
Police break fuel blockade in France strike - rfi english
Are the French a bunch of lazy slackers? (diss) - rfi english
France clears fuel blockades before pension vote - Reuters
Factbox: French media comment on strikes and pensions reform - Reuters
French Protests Over Pension Turn Violent - NPR
French protests turn ugly as riots hit wealthy Lyon - Reuters
Protesters block French airports - World News Australia
Like France, will US soon move to boost retirement age? - Christian Science Monitor (oui)

"Masked youths clash with police as pension reform protests get radical in France" - Russia Today footage below


Russia Today

World News Australia (Video link here)

Reuters (Riots in Lyon, France)