King Charles’s visit to France postponed after protests

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Charles III’s first state visit as King has been postponed, the Elysée Palace has said, as France faces continued protests against the government’s pension reforms.

The trip to Paris and Bordeaux was due to begin on Sunday but both cities saw some of the worst violence on Thursday since the protests began in January.

The entrance to the town hall in Bordeaux was set alight.

Officials had earlier insisted there were no known threats to the trip.

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