In France, the strike develops into riots : protests against pension reform continues

Tuesday a nationwide strike continued in France: the employees and workers are opposed to the reform, which provides for raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 years and the payment of pensions in full, no 65 and 67 years, according to "Gazeta ru.".In Paris, the international airport "Orly" canceled half of the flights at the airport Charles de Gaulle - every third flight.On the airport's website management indicated that passengers can expect serious difficulties and advised to contact the airlines to check the connections.The situation with the trains and public transport is slightly better than in the last days of strikes.Two-thirds of commuter trains will run on the railway and metro timetables, bus and tram services will not change.A week goes local protests in the cities of France, accompanied by explosions of youth aggression.October 12 representatives of major trade unions of the country were invited to participate in meetings of students and pupils.Young people began to organize pickets, whic

h escalated into a scuffle with the police.Only last Thursday, were arrested more than 200 demonstrators, most of whom were French uchaschiesya.Vo Tuesday continued a nationwide strike: officials and workers are opposed to the reform, which provides for raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 years and the payment of pensions in full, no 65and with 67 years, according to "Gazeta. ru".In Paris, the international airport "Orly" canceled half of the flights at the airport Charles de Gaulle - every third flight.On the airport's website management indicated that passengers can expect serious difficulties and advised to contact the airlines to check the connections.The situation with the trains and public transport is slightly better than in the last days of strikes.Two-thirds of commuter trains will run on the railway and metro timetables, bus and tram services will not change.A week goes local protests in the cities of France, accompanied by explosions of youth aggression.October 12 representatives of major trade unions of the country were invited to participate in meetings of students and pupils.Young people began to organize pickets, which escalated into a scuffle with the police.Just over 200 demonstrators were arrested last Thursday, most of whom were students.

According to recent reports, outages are now observed in 379 high schools across the country.Monday was totaled 261 similar Lyceum.In protest against the proposed government draft of the pension reform and the students involved.Three major French university in Rennes, Bordeaux and covered According to the student protests.A few well-known universities in the country are working to a limited extent.On the eve of the cities of France was another wave of riots against pogroms, in which the students took part.In the Paris suburb of Nanterre thugs crowd broke windows in phone booths and bus shelters, overturned and burned cars.To the scene were concentrated force of police special forces who opened fire on demonstrators with rubber bullets and fired tear gas.The youth, in turn, threw stones at police.In the suburbs of Paris Combs-la-Ville teens have made Molotov cocktails and threw them policemen.A similar pattern was observed in the cities of Lyon and Lille.

In the Paris mob, covering their faces with handkerchiefs, collected garbage cans and built one of the barricades in the streets.

French Ministry of the Interior reported that 290 people were arrested on Monday.The fights four policemen were injured.

In response to the arrests of demonstrators set fire to the school building in the town of Le Mans.The fire broke out around midnight and was extinguished only at five o'clock in the morning."College is completely burned most probable hypothesis looks for arson No one was injured..", - Said the mayor of Le Mans Jean-Claude Bular.

Already it is clear that the pension reform, which is currently under discussion in the Upper House of the French Parliament, will cost the state.

to the call of trade unions to go on strike was taken seriously, not only students, but also scavengers Marseille.They refused to clean up the garbage.The city has accumulated tons of household waste, which are beginning to rot.In the port city of the same strike stevedores, so off the coast of France, forced to stand cargo tankers, most of which carry fuel.

Tuesday a problem with the fuel in the country came in first place - many gas stations on the eve of the evening there were signs: "No of inflammable".

More on Last week, authorities have taken forceful measures to provide access to the storage of petroleum products.strikers open warehouses with the fuel.On Sunday, the situation returned to normal.The French, however, he felt something was wrong, started in large numbers to buy fuel at the pump.As a result, in the evening of Monday the country's petrol shortage has arisen again.

President explains, began to live longer, and therefore, it is necessary to work longer and

Despite the problems gripped the country, French President Nicolas Sarkozy does not intend to retreat."Reform is necessary, and France will seek to hold it in the same way as did our German colleagues," - he said in Normandy after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.The one in 2007 conducted a similar reform, raising the minimum retirement age from 62 to 63 years.

Head of State hopes that changes in legislation will pull the country out of economic hole.Now France's budget deficit is more than 7% of GDP.Sarkozy said that this is a consequence of the reform carried out in 1980 by then-President Francois Mitterrand, as a result of which the French could not retire in 65 and 60 years.The draft pension reform already approved by the National Assembly - the lower house of parliament.On the eve of the Senate (upper house) suffered a discussion document for the next Thursday.

"With regard to the responsibility of all parties (the protest), they should not cross the line" - also said the French president.

"I like going back to Paris, I will gather a meeting to unblock a number of situations Most people want to work, we can not allow the fact that they did not have enough petrol This unacceptable situation for a democratic country..", - Quotes its "Interfax".

At the same time, he called to deal with criminals who are wedged and stir up the situation around the strikers.

Speaking about the motives of their ongoing pension reform, Sarkozy said that currently millions of French pensioners receive their pensions at the expense of bank loans.According to the French President, this situation is unfair to the working part of the population.

In addition, he said, since the 50s of the last century, life expectancy in France has increased by 15 years."As in this situation can not last longer than before?"- Said Sarkozy.