The French government has announced a plan to reform the pension system, raising the pensionable age to 64.

Demonstrations against this were held in various places, and the participants exceeded 1 million people.

On the 10th of this month, the French Macron administration announced a reform plan to raise the age at which pension payments start from the current 62 to 64 as part of fiscal reconstruction.

In response, the labor union side called for demonstrations and strikes against it, saying that the amount of pension received would be reduced.

The government announced that 1.12 million people participated in demonstrations held in various places on the 19th, and some participants turned into mobs in Paris.

Strikes have also taken place on a nationwide scale, and public transportation such as railways and subways have been suspended, affecting the lives of citizens.

Since his inauguration, President Macron has positioned pension system reform as one of the most important issues, and although he proposed reform during his first term, it could not be realized due to long-term strikes and other factors.

His ability to implement policies will be put to the test with the reform plan he presented in his second term.

A 19-year-old female university student who participated in the demonstration in Paris said, "I will act for my generation. Unless I withdraw the reform, I will continue the demonstration."

Also, a 49-year-old man who works for the Paris subway said, "Reform is necessary, but this time it is not good because I have to work extra for two years."