France, Strike, Level 4: Major disruptions between 6, 16 and 23 March due to a general strike – France [Update 36]

Update 2023-03-17: According to the sources, hundreds of people have been arrested following the clash between security officials and protestors on Thursday (16 March). Reportedly, substantial material damages were seen following the incident. Security officials used water canons and tear gas to disperse the protestors. Protests also occurred in Champs-Élysées, Marseille, Dijon, Nantes, Rennes, Rouen, Grenoble, Toulouse and Nice. Moreover, a new nationwide protest has been planned for 23 March.

Update 2023-03-16 (5): According to reports on Thursday evening (16 March, local time), security forces have started to disperse the protests in front of the French parliament.

Update 2023-03-16 (4): After French President Macron passed the controversial pension reform without a vote in parliament on Thursday (16 March), a spontaneous demonstration began to form in the afternoon (local time) at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.