September 23, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
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.
Franceâ€™s lower house has already approved raising the retirement age from 60 to 62.