"Those who will cope are those who will be able to save some money. The others will retire with nothing but having worked much more than before," she said.
"An increasing number of French people understand that the reforms the president is trying to impose will not solve the pensions issue," Martine Aubry, the head of the opposition Socialist Party, told journalists at the Paris march. "Pensioners will pay the price for it. And tomorrow, young people will not benefit from government-funded pensions — the only system that is fair and shows solidarity between generations."