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Paris trash strike ends, smaller pension protest turnout


( ) -q-27- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “62 to 64.”

Paris authorities are cleaning up debris from the French capital’s streets following fresh anti-pension reform protests, as striking sanitation workers are returning to work.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting.

VERBATIM: The union representing Paris sanitation workers said its members are returning to their jobs, ending strike action that lasted from more than three weeks. It resulted in heaps of uncollected trash that became a visual symbol of opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension bill. The dwindling number of protesters is seen by some as the beginning of the end of demonstrations against Macron’s raising of the retire age from 62 to 64.

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