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Eiffel Tower, High-Speed Trains Shut Down As France Strikes

The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job on Thursday as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Sophie Pedder (@peddersophie), Paris bureau chief for The Economist.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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