Protests against pension reforms took place across France on Thursday, March 23, the ninth day of demonstrations.
The strikes, which took place in several cities, disrupted schools and public transportation. The CGT union said that more than 800,000 people protested on the streets of Paris on Thursday, France24 reported.
Footage filmed by Twitter user @contactrevol shows police in riot gear among crowds of protesters in central Lille. Credit: @contactrevol via Storyful