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Italians protest against pension reforms
Early retirees say they are living in limbo, without a salary or a pension, after PM raised retirement age.
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 19:20

Thousands of unemployed people and pensioners have demonstrated in Rome to send the government an ultimatum against cutting pensions and affecting workers' rights.

Most of those who had gathered in the capital were workers who accepted an early retirement package, thinking they would receive their pension soon after leaving the job.

Prime Minister Mario Monti then raised the retirement age, and they now say they live in limbo, without either a salary nor a pension.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome.

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