An interesting video is here from Global News. French firefighters can be seen clashing with the police as they demonstrated in the streets of Paris against working conditions and the government’s pensions reform bill.
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This is shocking, some firefighters wearing special protective vests actually set fire to themselves as a protest.
Thousands of French firefighters on Tuesday took to the streets of Paris in a pyrotechnic protest to demand better working conditions. They ignited flares and even set their fireproof jackets on fire.
Keep in mind that in France, firefighters also respond to general emergency calls. Unions try to battle controversial government pension reforms.
There were certain clashes with security forces. Some firefighters threw different objects and police responded with tear gas.