Tensions rise at Paris pension reform protest

STORY: Between 400,000 and 600,000 people were expected to join the protests around France, authorities said, which would be down from more than a million who took part at the height of the pension protests earlier this year.

Some 11,000 police were deployed, including 4,000 in Paris, on Tuesday.

Trade unions have fought Macron's move to make the French work longer since mid-January, with rolling strikes and protests that have at times descended into violence on the fringes.