According to the French presidency, King Charles III’s scheduled trip to France starting Sunday has been canceled because of continuous demonstrations against pension reform.
The visit of Charles III, originally scheduled from March 26 to 28, has been postponed, according to a statement. “With the declaration yesterday of another national day of protests against pension reform on Tuesday, March 28,” the information added.
Charles was scheduled to arrive on Sunday evening with the Queen Consort Camilla, spend a day in Paris on Monday, and then fly to Bordeaux in the southwest on Tuesday.
It was scheduled to be his first official journey abroad since taking the throne last September.
Charles was slated to visit Germany on Wednesday after France.
According to the French presidency, the choice was made during a phone call on Friday morning between President Emmanuel Macron and the king.
To “be able to receive His Majesty King III under circumstances that represent our good relations,” the decision was made. The statement said, “This state visit will be rescheduled as soon as feasible.”
In a significant uptick in the unrest, 457 people were detained, and 441 members of the security forces were hurt on Thursday during widespread demonstrations against the pensions reform.
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Charles and Camilla were scheduled to arrive in Bordeaux on Tuesday, and their tentative itinerary included a visit to the municipal hall. But, trade unions declared another wave of strikes for that day. On Thursday, the building’s entrance was set on fire.