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Banned Fortnite gamer Faze Jarvis is moving back to UK

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Fortnite gamer FaZe Jarvis has told fans he is leaving his £11.6million Los Angeles mansion to return to the UK after he was banned from playing the game for life. 

Jarvis Kaye, better known as FaZe Jarvis, 17, was permanently banned from playing the video game after being accused of cheating. 

After uploading a tearful apology telling his two million followers he is not allowed to return to the game, he has now posted a video to say he is going home.

He said: ‘I want to let you all know is that you’re going to make mistakes in your life but the most important thing is how you learn from those mistakes and become a better person. 

‘Taking a break isn’t going to be easy, but I know it’s the right thing. I’m heading home for a bit to be with my family and reflect on what’s most important to me in life and what’s next.’

Jarvis (front) is pictured with his brotehrs Chandler and Frazier and their mother Barbara

Jarvis (front) is pictured with his brotehrs Chandler and Frazier and their mother Barbara

Jarvis (front) is pictured with his brotehrs Chandler and Frazier and their mother Barbara 

Jarvis Kaye is pictured with his headset on celebrating a Fortnite win

Jarvis Kaye is pictured with his headset on celebrating a Fortnite win

Jarvis Kaye is pictured with his headset on celebrating a Fortnite win 

This week he revealed the sprawling LA home he has been living in, which overlooks the city from the Hollywood Hills and boasts a swimming pool, cinema and a strip pole.

But after a ‘crazy year’ and a ‘huge learning process’, he said in a YouTube video today: ‘I’m heading home for a bit to be with my family and reflect on what’s most important to me in life and what’s next.’

Mr Kaye’s mother Barbara Khattri lives in a £1.3million detached home in the picturesque Surrey commuter town of Oxted. 

He will go back there to spend time with her and his two brothers, he said.  

The family lives in this pretty detached home (above) worth £1.3million in the leafy Surrey commuter-belt town of Oxted

The family lives in this pretty detached home (above) worth £1.3million in the leafy Surrey commuter-belt town of Oxted

The family lives in this pretty detached home (above) worth £1.3million in the leafy Surrey commuter-belt town of Oxted

He is giving up his £11.6million Los Angeles mansion (pictured) to return to the UK to 'reflect'

He is giving up his £11.6million Los Angeles mansion (pictured) to return to the UK to 'reflect'

He is giving up his £11.6million Los Angeles mansion (pictured) to return to the UK to ‘reflect’ 

Mr Kaye was brought up in a middle-class family by his mother, who runs a successful consultancy business. 

In today’s video he explained: ‘I lived the majority of my life with my mum, my grandma and my brothers.

‘I used to be a pretty normal kid. I was a bit quiet and shy.But this all changed one Christmas when Frazier and I got given our first PlayStation.’

Defending her son at the family home in Surrey last week, his mother Mrs Khattri told MailOnline: ‘Jarvis made an error and he admits that. But the gaming community needs to re-think how it treats people. 

‘He’s broken. He loves that game. He doesn’t have a devious bone in his body and what I really know is that for any mistake that doesn’t physically harm a person there should be the chance to make amends.’  

FaZe had two million subscribers who would spend hours following his every move as he navigated the video game.  

He and his brother Frazier, known as FaZe Kay, are said to have helped make ‘The FaZe Clan’, the esports team the brothers represent, £6.2million in the past year – including £2.4million in prize money plus a further £3.8million from sponsorship deals. 

The luxury mansion has its own swimming pool where Kaye and his fellow gamers can relax

The luxury mansion has its own swimming pool where Kaye and his fellow gamers can relax

The luxury mansion has its own swimming pool where Kaye and his fellow gamers can relax

There is also a large cinema room, gym and part of the home features a stripper pole

There is also a large cinema room, gym and part of the home features a stripper pole

There is also a large cinema room, gym and part of the home features a stripper pole

Kaye and his fellow gamers can take a break from their screens and look out over LA

Kaye and his fellow gamers can take a break from their screens and look out over LA

Kaye and his fellow gamers can take a break from their screens and look out over LA

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island to be the last one standing. The game boasts hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide. 

Mr Kaye did not cheat during a competitive match, but uploaded videos showing him using aimbots in a public game using an alternative account.  

The teenager made a tearful apology after the software company outlawed him from playing the game. 

However, his apology, which has been viewed more than six million times on his YouTube channel, has already earned him £20,000. 

YouTuber Jarvis Kaye - known as FaZe Jarvis - burst into tears as he admitted to his two million subscribers that he had been banned for life from playing Fortnite for bending the rules

YouTuber Jarvis Kaye - known as FaZe Jarvis - burst into tears as he admitted to his two million subscribers that he had been banned for life from playing Fortnite for bending the rules

YouTuber Jarvis Kaye – known as FaZe Jarvis – burst into tears as he admitted to his two million subscribers that he had been banned for life from playing Fortnite for bending the rules

He revealed his lifetime ban on Twitter when he told his 2million subscribers his bad news

He revealed his lifetime ban on Twitter when he told his 2million subscribers his bad news

He revealed his lifetime ban on Twitter when he told his 2million subscribers his bad news  

In a tweet the 17-year-old, who has nearly 600,000 followers on Twitch, said: ‘I’m going to take accountability for my actions and I understand completely why this has happened, I just wish I had known how severe the consequences were at the time and I would have never thought about doing it.’

He added: ‘I love all of you who still support me, this is not the end.’

In the teary video apology, he continued: ‘All I was thinking about whilst I was making those videos was just how entertaining and interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch.

What are aimbots?

Using an aimbot in Fortnite is a hack that allows a player to automatically target opponents and moves the crosshair of your gun to them.

It can also help players see through walls, giving gamers huge potential advantages in the increasingly lucrative gaming world.

Epic Games is known to fight back aggressively against such hacks, and will ban anyone using software to cheat or alter the game.

Gamers can report when a player is suspected of using an aimbot or other hack. 

‘It didn’t even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life from Fortnite from those videos. 

‘I just want to be clear that this is the first time that I have ever done anything like this and of course I have never done this in a competitive game mode at all.’ 

The length of his an has caused a split in the gaming community, with many leaping to the pro gamer’s defence.

Fans quickly started using #FreeJarvis on Twitter, pointing out that many people have done similar things, but been givn much shorter bans.

Mr Kaye’s brother – known as FaZe Kay – posted a copy of the video he made and tweeted: ‘I can’t put into words how upset Jarvis has been this week…please take your time to watch this video and share it.’

While many other gamers also leapt to his defence and implored bosses at Fornite to give the 17-year-old another chance and rescind his lengthy ban.

Part of the issue that has riled up some gamers is that two players, called Xxif and Ronaldo, were found guilty of cheating during the qualifiers for a professional tournament, but were only banned for two weeks.

It is unclear if Epic Games will stick to their lengthy ban or not. 

WHAT IS FORTNITE?

Fortnite is a game that originally launched as a disk back in July 2017 and was then turned into a free-to-download game by its developer, Epic Games, in September. 

There are three forms of the game: ‘Battle Royale’, ‘Save The World’ and ‘Playground’.

Save the world is the original form of the game and is currently not available to play as part of the free-to-download game, instead it comes as part of a £30 ($40) extra. 

It is a co-op mode with a story that’s playable solo or online with friends.

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island 

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island 

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island 

Users compete in teams of up to three to complete a variety of missions. 

It is rumoured that the game will be added to the free-to-play version of the game in the future. 

Whilst Save The World may be the original version of the game, its sister mode is by far the most popular. 

Battle Royale is a game of survival where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island.

Each game, or ‘match’ as each competition is known, starts with 100 players.

The aim of the game is to be the last one standing. Users can form allegiances and play in small groups.

To enable this and the interactive experience, the game allows completely open communication between players. 

Inspired by the Hunger Games novels and films, gamers search for weapons to help them survive. 

Armed with quirky weapons and amusing dances, the game has swept across the gaming world, with children flocking to it.  

While there is no exact figure on how many children play Fortnite, the game has so far pulled in an audience of over 125 million players. 

Playground is the latest addition to the game and is a consequence free mode with more loot and unlimited respawning to allow players to get creative.

It involved groups of up to four people working as a team and the players can hone their skills as the practise in advance of entering Battle Royale where they will face better players. 

 

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Strictly’s Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse head to the semi finals

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He recently revealed he had missed both his son’s first birthday and his wedding anniversary in order to rehearse for Strictly Come Dancing.

And despite his decision apparently sparking fury with his dance partner, Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse appeared in high spirits as they stepped out on Saturday.

The actor, 35, and the professional dancer, 29, were pictured leaving their hotel and heading to Elstree studios for the semi-finals of the hit BBC show.

Beaming: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse appeared in high spirits as they stepped out on Saturday

Beaming: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse appeared in high spirits as they stepped out on Saturday

Beaming: Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse appeared in high spirits as they stepped out on Saturday

Oti flashed a broad smile and a thumbs up while Kelvin carried a cup of takeaway coffee in his hand, no doubt energising for the gruelling day ahead.

The Greatest Dancer captain wore a shiny turquoise jacket layered over a black jumper and a pair of form-fitting leggings and monochrome leather boots.

She looked fresh-faced and make-up free while wearing her braided locks swept back into a neat bun. 

On their way: The actor, 35, and the professional dancer, 29, were pictured leaving their hotel and heading to Elstree studios for the semi-finals of the hit BBC show

On their way: The actor, 35, and the professional dancer, 29, were pictured leaving their hotel and heading to Elstree studios for the semi-finals of the hit BBC show

On their way: The actor, 35, and the professional dancer, 29, were pictured leaving their hotel and heading to Elstree studios for the semi-finals of the hit BBC show

Meanwhile, Kelvin kept it casual in a red, white and grey 11 degrees hooded jacket with a pair of matching tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.

Kelvin’s family life has recently been under scrutiny when it was revealed the actor missed his four-year wedding anniversary with his wife Eliza Marsland due to training.

And on It Takes Two on Friday night, he appeared sad as he admitted he’d also missed his son’s first birthday due to his taxing rehearsal schedule.  

Happy: Oti flashed a broad smile and a thumbs up while Kelvin carried a cup of takeaway coffee in his hand, no doubt energising for the gruelling day ahead

Happy: Oti flashed a broad smile and a thumbs up while Kelvin carried a cup of takeaway coffee in his hand, no doubt energising for the gruelling day ahead

Happy: Oti flashed a broad smile and a thumbs up while Kelvin carried a cup of takeaway coffee in his hand, no doubt energising for the gruelling day ahead

The actor admits to have had a challenging week and appeared devastated when he recalled missing his sons birthday, saying: ‘Yeah, I missed that one. That was Thursday. One, he is.’

And added: ‘ I will hopefully be dancing for him this weekend and making up for it.”  

Oti and Kelvin have had a hectic schedule in the lead up to the highly-anticipated semi-final showdown, where the pair will be dancing a Paso Doble to Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and a quickstep to The Lady Is A Tramp.

Casual: Meanwhile, Kelvin kept it casual in a red, white and grey 11 degrees hooded jacket with a pair of matching tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers

Casual: Meanwhile, Kelvin kept it casual in a red, white and grey 11 degrees hooded jacket with a pair of matching tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers

Casual: Meanwhile, Kelvin kept it casual in a red, white and grey 11 degrees hooded jacket with a pair of matching tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers

Perfect pair: Kelvin's family life has recently been under scrutiny when it was revealed the actor missed his four-year wedding anniversary with his wife Eliza Marsland due to training

Perfect pair: Kelvin's family life has recently been under scrutiny when it was revealed the actor missed his four-year wedding anniversary with his wife Eliza Marsland due to training

Perfect pair: Kelvin’s family life has recently been under scrutiny when it was revealed the actor missed his four-year wedding anniversary with his wife Eliza Marsland due to training

The admission comes amid claims Oti, was left ‘furious’ at her dancing partner for missing his anniversary with wife Eliza.

She apparently thought the Emmerdale star’s decision would fuel Strictly ‘curse’ rumours that the duo were romantically linked, a source told The Sun

Oti is said to have urged Kelvin to take the day off to celebrate his fourth year of marriage with his wife Liz. 

Tough: And on It Takes Two on Friday night, he appeared sad as he admitted he'd also missed his son's first birthday due to his taxing rehearsal schedule

Tough: And on It Takes Two on Friday night, he appeared sad as he admitted he'd also missed his son's first birthday due to his taxing rehearsal schedule

Tough: And on It Takes Two on Friday night, he appeared sad as he admitted he’d also missed his son’s first birthday due to his taxing rehearsal schedule 

Sad: The actor admits to have had a challenging week and appeared devastated when he recalled missing his sons birthday, saying: 'Yeah, I missed that one. That was Thursday. One, he is

Sad: The actor admits to have had a challenging week and appeared devastated when he recalled missing his sons birthday, saying: 'Yeah, I missed that one. That was Thursday. One, he is

Sad: The actor admits to have had a challenging week and appeared devastated when he recalled missing his sons birthday, saying: ‘Yeah, I missed that one. That was Thursday. One, he is

Dance of their life: Oti and Kelvin have had a hectic schedule in the lead up to the highly-anticipated semi-final showdown, where t he pair will be dancing a Paso Doble to Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and a quickstep to The Lady Is A Tramp

Dance of their life: Oti and Kelvin have had a hectic schedule in the lead up to the highly-anticipated semi-final showdown, where t he pair will be dancing a Paso Doble to Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and a quickstep to The Lady Is A Tramp

Dance of their life: Oti and Kelvin have had a hectic schedule in the lead up to the highly-anticipated semi-final showdown, where t he pair will be dancing a Paso Doble to Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and a quickstep to The Lady Is A Tramp

But the actor insisted on remaining in London so they could practice their Beauty And The Beast routine, for which they achieved a score of 39.

‘Oti knew it was Kelvin and Liz’s anniversary and was happy for him to go to Manchester, but he didn’t want to. He takes the show very seriously and didn’t want them to be behind the curve,’ a source claimed.

‘However, Oti was worried his decision may be seen as a reflection on the state of his marriage and the rumour mill would start up.  

‘She hates the idea people could whisper about them being struck by the Strictly curse. She had a bit of a meltdown about it.’ 

Smiley: Amy Dowden was also pictured leaving the hotel with Oti and Kelvin

Smiley: Amy Dowden was also pictured leaving the hotel with Oti and Kelvin

Smiley: Amy Dowden was also pictured leaving the hotel with Oti and Kelvin

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Father of London Bridge terror victim Jack Merritt blasts Boris Johnson

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The father of a man killed in the London Bridge terror has slammed Boris Johnson for trying to ‘make political capital’ over his death.

David Merritt said the Prime Minister was a ‘fraud’ for using the attack as justification for a series of tougher criminal policies in a post on social media.

His son Jack Merritt, 25, was one of two people killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner reform meeting in Fishmongers’ Hall last Friday. 

David Merritt (third from right), whose son Jack was killed in the London Bridge terror attack, has slammed Boris Johnson for trying to 'make political capital' over his death

David Merritt (third from right), whose son Jack was killed in the London Bridge terror attack, has slammed Boris Johnson for trying to 'make political capital' over his death

David Merritt (third from right), whose son Jack was killed in the London Bridge terror attack, has slammed Boris Johnson for trying to ‘make political capital’ over his death

Jack Merritt, 25, was one of two people killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner reform meeting in Fishmongers’ Hall last Friday.

Posting on Twitter in response to a mention of the attack in last night’s BBC leaders’ debate, he said: ‘If prisoners have engaged with rehabilitation & turned their lives around, why should they be punished for what Khan did?’

In his first direct attack on Mr Johnson, he added: ‘Corbyn spoke the truth last night. Johnson lied & used our son’s death to make political capital.

‘Wake up Britain: this man is a fraud. He’s the worst of us, & he’s taking you for a ride. You may think the options open to you in this election are not entirely to your liking. Me neither, but I’ll be voting least worst option: anti-Tory.’

Challenged on the attack during the BBC leaders’ debate – the final head-to-head between Mr Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn – the prime minister said he had ‘huge sympathy’ for both victims’ families.

Mr Corbyn was first to bring up Jack Merritt as part of a question of ‘keeping Britain safe’, saying the prisoner reform worker ‘would have wanted a society where you did address the huge problems where commits an awful act like that’.

He continued: ‘Yes of course you must imprison them, you of course you must try and rehabilitate them if you can, but there has to be a monitoring process for that.’ 

Challenged on the attack during the BBC leaders’ debate – the final head-to-head between Mr Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn – the prime minister said he had 'huge sympathy' for both victims’ families

Challenged on the attack during the BBC leaders’ debate – the final head-to-head between Mr Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn – the prime minister said he had 'huge sympathy' for both victims’ families

Challenged on the attack during the BBC leaders’ debate – the final head-to-head between Mr Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn – the prime minister said he had ‘huge sympathy’ for both victims’ families

Posting on Twitter in response to a mention of the attack in last night's BBC leaders’ debate, he said: 'If prisoners have engaged with rehabilitation & turned their lives around, why should they be punished for what Khan did?'

Posting on Twitter in response to a mention of the attack in last night's BBC leaders’ debate, he said: 'If prisoners have engaged with rehabilitation & turned their lives around, why should they be punished for what Khan did?'

Posting on Twitter in response to a mention of the attack in last night’s BBC leaders’ debate, he said: ‘If prisoners have engaged with rehabilitation & turned their lives around, why should they be punished for what Khan did?’

Mr Johnon responded by saying that the he had huge sympathy with the families of both victims, and that his priority was ‘to put ppublic safety first’, referencing how the judge that first jailed Usman Khan said he was a ‘very serious jihadi’ and yet had been released automatically after eight years. 

The Ministry of Justice have announced that the cases of 74 people jailed for terror offences and released early will now have their licence conditions reviewed.

The prime minister claimed scrapping early release would have stopped him. But Labour is blaming budget cuts for ‘missed chances to intervene’.

Usman Khan, who was shot dead by police for murdering two people on London Bridge, was allowed to live within 17 miles of terrorists he was previously convicted with

Usman Khan, who was shot dead by police for murdering two people on London Bridge, was allowed to live within 17 miles of terrorists he was previously convicted with

Usman Khan, who was shot dead by police for murdering two people on London Bridge, was allowed to live within 17 miles of terrorists he was previously convicted with

It was today revealed that Khan had been allowed to live within 17 miles of two of his accomplices, Mohammed Shahjahan and the recently jailed Nazam Hussain, 34 after his release.

Usman Khan, who was shot dead by police last week for murdering Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25 was convicted along with a gang of eight other terrorists in 2012 for plots to bomb London Stock Exchange and assassinate Boris Johnson.

The 28-year-old terrorist was released in December last year even though he was judged as posing a risk of serious harm to the public.

At the time of his horrific attack, he was required to where a GPS ankle-monitoring tag and also had restrictions on whom he was allowed to meet.

Khan and his friend and fellow gang member, Mohammed Shahjahan, were released together under similar conditions.

Until Khan’s terrorist rampage last week he had been living within 17 miles of other members of his terrorist gang, including Nazam Hussain, 34, who was jailed last week for breaching his licence conditions.

Khan was living in Stafford, just 17 miles away from where his bomb-plotting friends were residing.

He was three miles away from Shahjahan, who The Times found living at a bail hostel which has also been used by an accomplice.

Shahjahan is believed to be on licence with conditions including a curfew and wearing a GPS tag.

His aunt told The Times: ‘After he was released, we haven’t seen him, you know there’s these restrictions. My husband said let’s go and see him, but we have to get permission and it’s quite complicated.’

Khan lived just three miles away from his old accomplice Mohammed Shahjahan (pictured) and within 17 miles of Nazam Hussein, who was jailed last week for breaching licence conditions

Khan lived just three miles away from his old accomplice Mohammed Shahjahan (pictured) and within 17 miles of Nazam Hussein, who was jailed last week for breaching licence conditions

Nazam Hussein, 34

Nazam Hussein, 34

Khan lived just three miles away from his old accomplice Mohammed Shahjahan (left) and within 17 miles of Nazam Hussein (right), who was jailed last week for breaching licence conditions

The Metropolitan Police has increased the number of armed patrols on the city's streets following this afternoon's terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge where a suspected terrorist carrying a knife and a fake bomb was shot dead, pictured

The Metropolitan Police has increased the number of armed patrols on the city's streets following this afternoon's terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge where a suspected terrorist carrying a knife and a fake bomb was shot dead, pictured

The Metropolitan Police has increased the number of armed patrols on the city’s streets following this afternoon’s terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge where a suspected terrorist carrying a knife and a fake bomb was shot dead, pictured

Khan, pictured, third from the right, had been arrested along with his Al Qaeda cell, pictured, after they were planning a pre-Christmas terror campaign in 2010. Officers had tracked the group, who included from left, Mohibur Raham, Gurukanth Desai, Abdul Miah, Usman Khan, Mohammed Chowdhury and Mohammed Shahjahan in Roath Park in November 2010

Khan, pictured, third from the right, had been arrested along with his Al Qaeda cell, pictured, after they were planning a pre-Christmas terror campaign in 2010. Officers had tracked the group, who included from left, Mohibur Raham, Gurukanth Desai, Abdul Miah, Usman Khan, Mohammed Chowdhury and Mohammed Shahjahan in Roath Park in November 2010

Khan, pictured, third from the right, had been arrested along with his Al Qaeda cell, pictured, after they were planning a pre-Christmas terror campaign in 2010. Officers had tracked the group, who included from left, Mohibur Raham, Gurukanth Desai, Abdul Miah, Usman Khan, Mohammed Chowdhury and Mohammed Shahjahan in Roath Park in November 2010

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French pension strikes snarl weekend travel as truckers block highways

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Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France on Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron‘s policies.

Meanwhile, yellow vest protesters held their weekly demonstrations over economic injustice in Paris and other cities, under the close watch of police. The marchers appear to be emboldened by the biggest national protests in years Thursday that kicked off a mass movement against the government’s plan to redesign the national retirement system.

As the strikes entered a third day Saturday, tourists and shoppers faced shuttered subway lines around Paris and near-empty train stations.

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Other groups are joining the fray, too.

Truckers striking over a fuel tax hike disrupted traffic on highways from Provence in the southeast to Normandy in the northwest. A similar fuel tax is what unleashed the yellow vest movement a year ago, and this convergence of grievances could pose a major new threat to Macron’s presidency.

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The travel chaos is not deterring the government so far, though. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe plainly told the French in a nationwide address Friday: “You’re going to have to work longer.”

He will present details of the plan next week. The government says it won’t raise the official retirement age of 62 but the plan is expected to including financial conditions to encourage people to work longer. Philippe did offer one olive branch, saying the changes would be progressive so that they don’t become “brutal.”

Macron says the reform, which will streamline a convoluted system of 42 special pension plans, will make the system more fair and financially sustainable.

French police, protesters scuffle during nationwide strike over pension reforms

French police, protesters scuffle during nationwide strike over pension reforms

Unions, however, see the plan as a t hreat to hard-fought workers’ rights, and are digging in for what they hope is a protracted strike. They also plan new nationwide retirement protests Tuesday, despite the tear gas and rioting that marred the edges of the Paris march Thursday.

In a society accustomed to strikes and workers rights, many people have supported the labour action, though that sentiment is likely to fade if the transport shutdown continues through next week.

“I knew it was going to last … but I did not expect it to be that chaotic,” Ley Basaki, who lives in the Paris suburb of Villemomble and struggles to get to and from work in the capital, told The Associated Press on Saturday at the Gare de l’Est train station. “There is absolutely nothing here, nothing, nothing. There is no bus, nothing.”

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Many travellers are using technology and social networks to find ways around the strike — working from home, using ride-sharing apps and riding shared bikes or electric scooters.

But some are using technology to support the strike: A group of activist gamers is raising money via a marathon session on game-streaming site Twitch. Their manifesto says: “In the face of powers-that-be who are hardening their line and economic insecurity that is intensifying in all layers of the population,” they are trying to “occupy other spaces for mobilization and invent other ways of joining the movement.”

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