Protesting French lawyers say pension reform is 'attack on justice'- NO COMMENT

  12 January 2020    Read: 2115
 Protesting French lawyers say pension reform is

Protesting lawyers take over a Paris courthouse to express their opposition to the government's pension reform overhaul amid calls for the resignation of Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet.

"It is an attack on the functioning of justice and the functioning of defence for the most modest people," said lawyer and activist Caroline Mécary.

It came after another day of mass demonstrations by opponents of a reform that aims to sweep away France's 42 separate pension schemes in favour of a single system.

Some 452,000 people turned out across France on Thursday for marches that were again marred by clashes with police and vandalism, with 27 people detained in Paris.


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