Macron holds crisis meeting as more France protests loom

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On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron convened a crisis meeting with government ministers amidst rising tensions, just one day ahead of another significant round of strikes and protests against his proposed pension reforms.

Following his controversial move to push through pension reforms without a vote, French President Emmanuel Macron has summoned government ministers for a crisis meeting ahead of a new round of strikes and protests.

Despite the passing of the law, unions have pledged to continue their mass protests and are organizing the 10th day of action on Tuesday, France 24 reported.

The reforms include raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. Macron, who currently has low approval ratings, acknowledged the unpopularity of the reforms last week.

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