France witnesses renewed protests against retirement law

France is poised to see renewed union demonstrations in several cities in protest against a controversial retirement law.

Called by trade union, the protests come just a couple of days before French parliament convenes to look into a draft law forwarded by opposition parties against the already passed retirement law.

Today's protests include strategic and vital sectors nationwide, with protesters coming together at more than 250 rallying points.

Meanwhile, French authorities plan to deploy between 400,000 and 600,000 policemen throughout France, including 40,000-70,000 in Paris, due to a new nationwide day of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's law to raise the retirement age.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin was quoted as saying that the extra policing would "ensure the security of the demonstrations and guarantee the right to demonstrate".

The French President's reform to raise the retirement age to 64 from 62, has already triggered off weeks of demonstrations and strikes nationwide.

Source: Kuwait News Agency