update on the mobilizations in France this Saturday, March 25

update on the mobilizations in France this Saturday, March 25

The demonstration in Dijon this Saturday, despite the ban from the prefecture of Côte d’Or. Arnaud Guvenatam / Twitter

IN IMAGES – Demonstrations against the pension reform took place in several cities, in addition to those against the immigration law.

While a new day of mobilization is scheduled for Tuesday March 28 at the call of the unions, wild demonstrations are currently taking place in certain cities in France to protest against the pension reform. The CGT thus calls “to generalize the strike in all companies and services, and to multiply the protest initiatives all this weekend». Le Figaro takes stock of the various mobilizations.

Thus according to the prefecture, 410 demonstrators gathered in Sélestat (Bas-Rhin), without incident.

In Nice, 450 people, according to police sources, gathered at the beginning of the afternoon at the call of the inter-union in front of the Jardin Albert 1er where the inauguration of the Festival was to take place, in the presence of Éric Ciotti. gardens of the Côte d’Azur. This event, which the demonstrators intended to disrupt, was finally canceled by the organizers. Opponents of the pension reform, surrounded by a large police force, fell back on a stroll through the streets of the city, in a good-natured atmosphere.

In the west and center of the country, a procession gathered in Caen between 1,900 people according to the prefecture and 3,000 according to CGT. In Rennes, the prefecture reported 400 demonstrators, despite the ban on demonstrations that day. A group of a hundred people broke away according to an AFP photographer and damage to street furniture was committed. The prefecture evokes projectiles launched on the police and two arrests.

Several small processions bringing together a few hundred demonstrators were also reported in Orléans and Chartres.

In Montpellier, opponents of the pension reform and the government’s migration policy formed a single procession of some 300 people.

In Brest, the call to demonstrate was launched at 1 p.m., in front of the forecourt of the Segalen university. In Montpellier, leaflets mentioned a demonstration at 2 p.m., Place de la Comédie. “We can win. It’s time to be heard“, is it written on the sheets.

At 3 p.m., the Jardin Albert 1is in Nice and the Place de la République in Dijon saw dozens of demonstrators flock. However, the prefecture of Côte d’Or published a press release stating “the ban on demonstrations in Dijon on Saturday March 25“. The organization had first proposed a modification of the course, which the organizers refused. “The forces of order will thus be mobilizedto enforce the order of the prefecture.

These mobilizations are added to those against the immigration law of Gérald Darmanin, yet postponed in the government agenda. The Head of State also clarified on Thursday that the initiative will be “agency“, cut into “several texts” in the “next weeks“. In Paris, Montpellier, Lille and Marseille, hundreds of demonstrators are present to demand the regularization of undocumented workers and the abandonment of the law.



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