The 40-year-old climbed onto one of the two bronze statues at the town hall with a flag of the CGT union and fell on his head from a height of a few meters against stone slabs, the police and the union report. The man’s condition is said to be very serious.

    Actions are taking place across France today against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform. In the streets of Saint-Étienne, according to the police, 8,800 people took to the streets for a demonstration. The union speaks of 50,000 participants.