facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Massive crowds continue to protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age.

Estimates of the number of marchers from the weekend's demonstrations in Paris and about 200 other cities ranged from 825,000 to about 3 million, Le Monde reported. The low figure came from the Interior Ministry and the higher ones from unions.

The Chamber of Deputies has already approved a pension reform package that would raise the minimum age for receiving a government pension from 60 to 62 and the age for a full pension from 65 to 67. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday.

1 of 15
A demonstrator wearing a mask of French President Nicolas Sarkozy marches through the streets to protest the French government's attempt to raise the minimum retirement age in Paris on October 19, 2010. Trade unions and students have staged nationwide street marches and disruptive strikes throughout France over the last few weeks. UPI/David Silpa
| License Photo
More Collections
2014: Celebrity Families
2014: Celebrity Families
2014: Celebrity Couples
2014: Celebrity Couples
2014: Celebrity Breakups and divorces
2014: Celebrity Breakups and divorces
2014: Swim Week Miami Beach
2014: Swim Week Miami Beach
2014: The Year in Music
2014: The Year in Music
Notable deaths of 2014
Notable deaths of 2014
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers
3
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
4
Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian
5
Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home
x
Feedback