Pressure mounts on Macron after violent unrest over pensions

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By Noemie Olive and Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday faced the gravest challenge to his authority since the so-called Yellow Vest protests after his decision to push through a contested pension overhaul without a vote prompted violent unrest overnight. Cars were torched in Paris and other French cities in the evening during otherwise peaceful demonstrations involving several thousand people. Trade unions urged workers to step up and briefly blocked the Paris ring road on Friday. “Something fundamental happened, and that is that, immediately, spontaneous m…

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