PARIS 

Thursday marked day 29 of the state-owned railway company, SCNF, strike in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s planned pension reform.

The dispute began Dec. 5 and although the number of protesters is down 7%, the country has been brought to a near standstill for the last month as a lack of workers caused shutdowns of major transit entities, including train and metro stations.

Major airports,Charles de Gaulle and Orly, remain open.

The strike has topped the longest transit strike on record in France, which ironically occurred around the same time 23 years ago from December 1986 to January 1987.

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