Protesters angered by French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms continued their scattered actions on Friday, while unrest across the country prompted officials to postpone a planned state visit by Britain's King Charles III.
While no major protests were scheduled for Friday, train traffic had slowed, rows of trucks blocked access to Marseille's commercial port and the streets of Paris were still littered with rubbish from the previous day's massive demonstrations.
Macron's office has announced that the British king's state visit has been postponed. He was due to arrive in France on Sunday, on his first state visit as a monarch, and leave for Germany on Wednesday. The German part of the trip is still valid.
Polls show that a majority of French people oppose Macron's bill to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, which he says is necessary to keep the system afloat.