Protesters raid the BlackRock office in Paris
Protesters against French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms stormed the Paris office of US asset manager BlackRock on Thursday. The demonstrators were from the railway union. During the raid, it was said that if Macron was looking for money for his pension reforms, he could find it at BlackRock.
France protested again on Thursday against raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. As many as 400,000 protesters are said to be marching through Paris. Le Parisien newspaper showed footage of dozens of protesters using flares storming Black Rock, while staff watched.
Funding our pension system costs money. Here’s some,” one CGT Cheminots railroad union executive shouted over a BlackRock megaphone. “Instead of taking two years off the lives of workers, Macron had better look here.”
The protesters were in the Black Rock building for about 15 minutes before moving on. BlackRock declined to comment on the incident.
Macron is looking for a way out of the pension crisis
France saw strikes again on Tuesday and protests against pension reforms. President Macron is trying to smooth things over without compromising on substance.
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