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France: Firefighters occupy Paris' Place de la Republique in pension reform protest

France, Paris
December 02, 2019 at 21:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

French firefighters occupied the Place de la Republique in Paris on Monday, as part of a mobilisation against proposed reforms to the pension system.

The protest action, which kicked off a five-day-long encampment at the Paris square, was reportedly called by the firefighters' union Sud-SDIS.

"We are called out 365 days a year, and therefore we would like the population come to support us a minute, an hour, a day or a night - this is the action," said firefighter Remy Chabbouh.

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French firefighters occupied the Place de la Republique in Paris on Monday, as part of a mobilisation against proposed reforms to the pension system.

The protest action, which kicked off a five-day-long encampment at the Paris square, was reportedly called by the firefighters' union Sud-SDIS.

"We are called out 365 days a year, and therefore we would like the population come to support us a minute, an hour, a day or a night - this is the action," said firefighter Remy Chabbouh.

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