Nationwide protest marches against Macron reforms

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Marches in Paris and other cities and towns across France in protest at public spending cuts and reform of the welfare system introduced by President Emmanuel Macron's government drew 300,000 according to labour unions, half as much according to the interior ministry. 

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Around 160,000 people joined demonstrations across France on Tuesday, the interior ministry said, heeding union calls for President Emmanuel Macron to "maintain the social model", which has come under threat from his ambitious reforms, reports FRANCE 24.