Garbage is set on fire by protesters after a demonstration near Concorde square, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2023. French President Emmanuel Macron has shunned parliament and imposed a highly unpopular change to the nation’s pension system, raising the retirement age from 62 to 64.InternationalIndiaAfricaOn Thursday, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced that the government had adopted the law to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, pushing the measure through without a vote in parliament.Sputnik comes live from Paris where Florian Philippot leader of Les Patriotes has called for a march against the government of Emmanuel Macron.On 16 March, the French cabinet decided to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, invoking Article 49.3 of the constitution, which allows the government to adopt legislation while bypassing a parliamentary vote. Pension reform has caused a massive backlash in French society since it was announced. There have already been eight general strikes and hundreds of demonstrations in France within the past two months, with more than a million people taking part in most of them. During the demonstration, clashes often broke out between the police and protesters.Follow Sputnik’s Live Feed to Find Out More!