About a million people participated in general strikes throughout France, protesting President Nicolas Sarkozy's cost-saving plan to raise the pension age from 60 to 62. In Paris, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, government employees and office workers joined union members in protest marches throughout the city. During my ten years in Paris, it's the biggest strike I've ever witnessed.
Rolling strikes are expected to continue indefinitely, as the Parliament vote concerning the pension age and other concessions nears.
All photographs taken on Boulevard St. Germain.