Police used water hoses with tear gas seen being deployed as protesters hit Nantes on Thursday, in a demonstration against President Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reforms.

Protesters were seen hurling projectiles at police, with one policeman seen being hurt by a rock and another one by a chair.

The reform reportedly entails the creation of one state retirement plan instead of over 40 individual ones currently existing in France. While the pension age will stay the same - 62 - those working until 64 are expected to get a full pension.

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