Many processions are planned across France, on this tenth day of national mobilization. In Paris, opponents will leave from Place de la République at 2 p.m.
And ten. This Tuesday, opponents of pension reform are once again called upon to pound the pavement throughout France. A week after the final vote of the text in Parliament, new mobilizations are therefore planned in France, while the Constitutional Council continues to examine the project. “Massive and determined, these demonstrations, these inter-union actions, these strikes and walkoutss are a response to the untruths expressed by the President of the Republic and his incomprehensible stubbornness“, scathing the organizations in their last press release, released on March 23.
Processions are therefore planned in many cities. In Paris, opponents will march from Place de la République to Place de la Nation, down Boulevard Voltaire. Departure is scheduled for 2 p.m. A path already taken on Saturday, February 11: that day, many clashes had broken out between the police and members of the leading procession, upstream of the trade union procession. 93,000 people took part in this mobilization, during which a car was burned on the way.
«It is strongly recommended that motorists avoid the area very widely throughout the duration of the event.“, notes the police headquarters, adding that a large “circulation devicewill be implemented in this sector. In addition, merchants on the course are invited to lower the curtain, or, failing that, to “protect» their premises.
For this tenth demonstration, the unions hope to bring together again massive processions in the capital. During the last day of mobilization, Thursday March 23, 119,000 people marched against government projects, according to the police, and 800,000 according to the CGT. These were the highest figures since the beginning of the social movement, in both cases. In addition, the mobilization has rebounded strongly, this being three times greater than on March 15, according to the authorities.
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Nantes, Bordeaux, Rennes, Marseilles, Lille…
Elsewhere also, processions are already planned. AT Nantes, the event will leave at 10:30 am from the Miroir d’eau, to go to the naves of the Île de Nantes. AT Lyon, it will start at 1 p.m., at the Manufacture des Tabacs, as far as Place Bellecour. AT Marseille, the opponents will leave the Old Port at 10:30 a.m. to go to the Porte d’Aix. AT Lille, the event should start at Porte de Paris at 2:30 p.m., to go to Place de la République. AT Bordeaux, the opponents will leave the alleys of Tourny, at 12 noon. AT Nicethey will meet at Nice Ville station at 10 a.m.
Au Mans, the event will leave from the Place des Jacobins at 1.30 p.m. AT Montpellier, it will start from Place Zeus at 10:30 a.m. AT Bayonnethe opponents will gather from Place Sainte-Ursule, at 10:30 a.m., while at Rouen, the meeting point is fixed at 10 a.m., cour Clemenceau. At Havreparticipants must meet at the same time, at Franklin Circle, as well as at Reims, at the house of the Syndicates. AT Rennes, the procession must leave from Place de Bretagne at 11 a.m. AT Strasbourgthey must meet at 2 p.m., avenue de la Liberté, while at Toulousethe event will start from Saint-Cyprien at 3 p.m.
For the unions, the challenge, in this tenth mobilization, is to maintain pressure on the executive while awaiting the opinion of the Constitutional Council on the text. They hope to bring together at least as many people as on March 23: that day, more than a million people had beaten the pavement, according to the authorities. The organizations, as well as the men in blue, must also ensure the maintenance of order, while the last mobilization had been marked by violence in several cities, including Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris.