Garbage lines Paris streets amid pension strikes

STORY: Nearly every street of Paris was impacted by the strike against government plans to raise the retirement age to 64, with bins, in some places, blocking pavements.

In the 16th district of Paris, the small sidewalks were lined with green containers overflowing with bin bags. Despite the cold and wet weather, the smells were starting to bother local residents.

According to the Paris City Hall, on the seventh day of the garbage collectors' strike against pension reform, 5,400 tonnes of waste remained uncollected in the streets of the capital.

As of Monday, trash collector unions had set no date for a resumption of services.