Protesters brandish colored flares during a rally Thursday in Paris as part of one of France’s largest nationwide strikes in years. President Emmanuel Macron’s intended changes to the pension system are facing resistance from transportation workers, teachers, students, airline workers and other union employees.

Protesters brandish colored flares during a rally Thursday in Paris as part of one of France’s largest nationwide strikes in years. President Emmanuel Macron’s intended changes to the pension system are facing resistance from transportation workers, teachers, students, airline workers and other union employees.