French President Will Not Give In to Widespread Protests

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French President Emmanuel Macron rejected the possibility of backing down despite the country experiencing some of the worst street violence in years as protests continue against the pension bill Macron pushed through parliament without a vote.  Macron said in a news conference, “We will yield nothing to violence, I condemn violence with the utmost strength.”  He also reminded the public that he is open to appropriate negotiations, saying, “I am at the disposal of the joint unions if they wish to come and meet me to make progress on all these subjects.” Fox News reports that protests have been reignited after King Charles III’s visit was derailed and more strikes and demonstrations are planned for Tuesday.