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Global Crisis Watch 226

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Headline stories include May Day protests in France, Coronation of King Charles III and school shooting in Belgrade, Serbia.

Clashes erupted in Paris on Monday marking May 1st, a traditional day of union-led marches, in the wake of hugely unpopular changes to France’s pension system that were signed into law last month. The police used water cannons and tear gas on demonstrators who started fires in the streets during May Day protests.

The coronation of King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6th May 2023, at Westminster Abbey.

On 3rd May 2023, a student opened fire on students and staff at Vladislav Ribnikar Elementary School Belgrade, Serbia, killing nine people (eight students and a security guard). The police arrested the suspected shooter, who was later identified to be 13 years old. It was later revealed that the shooter had been planning the shooting for at least a month and had written the “shooting plan” and the list of priority targets to eliminate first.