Train Strikes Cause Widespread Travel Disruption in France

Strikes organized by transport unions continued across France on December 23, causing severe disruption for those traveling ahead of the Christmas holiday.

French President Emmanuel Macron appealed to unions to suspend strikes over the holidays after talks between the government and unions failed to ease the standoff, France 24 reported. The ongoing strikes were prompted by proposed changes to the country’s pension system.

Protesters gathered in Paris’s Gare de Lyon station on Monday, where scuffles broke out with police, French outlet BFM reported. This footage was shared on Twitter by user @ikerrrrrrrrr, who said it was filmed at the station on Monday. Credit: @ikerrrrrrrrr via Storyful