September 23, 2010
In France, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets as part of a second round of protests over pension reform plans.
The 24-hour strike has affected schools, transport and public services across the country.
The action is being widely seen across Europe as a key test for President Sarkozy as governments across the bloc seek to implement austerity measures.
France’s lower house has already approved raising the retirement age from 60 to 62.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm