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France strikes disrupting access to airports

France strikes: Protesters opposed to raising France's retirement age are blocking or disrupting access to airports in Paris and around France.

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France strikes: Travelers make their way to Orly airport, south of Paris, past cars in a traffic jam as airport workers block the access of the airport, on Oct. 20.

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Protesters opposed to raising France's retirement age are blocking or disrupting access to airports in Paris and around France.

The ADP Paris airport authority says protesters are blocking the main road leading to one of two terminals at Orly Airport.

Unions are also staging a protest Wednesday at Charles de Gaulle airport, the country's biggest.

The CGT Transport union says protesters set up barricades blocking access to Toulouse airport. Police dislodged them, but the protesters then marched along the onramp leading to the airport entrance.

The union says protests also shut down the Clermont-Fermand airport in the south and disrupted airports in Nice and Nantes.

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