2.5 million protest French pension reform: union

Organisers claimed some 2.5 million strikers turned out to march in rallies across France on Tuesday to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62. As is traditional in France, official turnout estimates were much lower than the trade unions claimed, but interim figures from both police and unions were higher Tuesday than on a similar day of mobilisation in June.Duration: 01:55

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