PARIS (Reuters) – French police fired tear gas and charged hooded protesters on Thursday at a demonstration in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plan.

Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force Macron to abandon plans to overhaul the country’s generous pension system.

Reporting by Sybille de la Hamaide; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Hugh Lawson