Riot police deployed as tens of thousands march against Macron reforms

Riot police deployed as tens of thousands march against Macron reforms

Protesters gathered in cities across France, including Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

Ruffin said this week that Macron may have won a democratic election last May but "democracy does not mean shutting up for five years".

The dramatic claim by Mr Gomès, who is a former president of the New Caledonia government, came as French president Emmanuel Macron paid his first visit to the island, where tensions are running high over the November vote.

Depicting the object of their ire as Napoleon, Dracula, Jupiter, a banker-king and Margaret Thatcher, tens of thousands marched through central Paris on Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms, a year after he took office. This was reported in Twitter of the left party "Unconquered France", which organized the demonstration.

"The issue here are the endless gifts being made to the rich while the French people are struggling", Melenchon told TF1 television ahead of the march, which drew a diverse crowd, from hospital workers and parent groups to communist supporters.

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Authorities are pledging to avoid a repeat of violence and damage that scarred May Day protests in Paris earlier this week.

Yet despite simmering protest movements, on the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 student riots that brought France to its knees, unions have lost clout and the mood is far from revolutionary.

Opinion polls show a majority of French people support the SNCF reform plan and the scale of response to a web-based petition for funds has surprised those who launched it.

LFI leader Jean-Luc Melenchon said Saturday that many French people wanted to see "deep societal change".

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