Hundreds of protesters on Thursday stormed the entrance hall of stock exchange operator Euronext NV’s offices in the La Defense business district outside Paris and set off red flares inside the building before being evacuated by French police.
They say large companies like Euronext, which runs stock markets across Europe, must finance pensions.
"We are told that there is no money to finance pensions," but there is "no need to get the money from the pockets of workers, there is some in the pockets of billionaires," said Sud-Rail unionist Fabien Villedieu.
In a statement issued following the incident, Euronext said that despite the brief turbulence, markets faced no disruption.
The controversial bill aimed at raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 has sparked numerous violent protest rallies and strikes across the country for the past several months. Macron, however, eventually signed it into law on Saturday.
Waving union flags, the storming group on Thursday chanted words popular with pension protesters, "We are here, we are here, even if Macron does not want it we are here."
They also shouted: "Macron resign!"#France #Protesters 23-04-21
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