Tire Fire Burns Near Paris Train Station Amid Anti-Pension Reform Strikes

A pile of tires was seen burning near Paris’s Gare de Lyon on March 7 as unions and their supporters in several economic sectors took to the streets for a sixth day of national strikes against the government’s proposed pension reforms.

Footage by Paul Larrouturou shows the fire, as a crowd carrying CGT union banners is assembled nearby.

Police said forces were mobilized across Paris to supervise the demonstrations, while the SNCF, France’s national railway company, said services would be severely disrupted due to the strikes. Continued disruption is possible, with unions calling for ballots on rolling strikes.

According to Le Monde, some 300 demonstrations were expected in towns and cities around France. Credit: Paul Larrouturou via Storyful