A nationwide union strike against proposed pension reform has launched enormous protests in France on Thursday and brought transport to a halt across the country. In Paris, frustrated demonstrators lit flares and were seen torching bicycles tied to lamposts, and even using bikes to build bonfires.
— HORS-ZONE Press ⚠️ (@HZ_Press) December 5, 2019
— FranceNews24 (@FranceNews24) December 5, 2019
Un magasin semble prendre feu du côté de République. Les pompiers tentent d’en venir à bout depuis quelques minutes. @sputnik_fr #OnBloqueTout #GrèveDu5Décembre #5Décembre #GiletsJaunes #Paris #ReformeRetraites #reformedesretraites pic.twitter.com/q1zdZDGXtb
— La Rue (@LaRueBlogParis) December 5, 2019
In some parts of the city, CCTV cameras were seen smouldering after being put out of action.
— Bill Denbrough (@Bismuthback) December 5, 2019