After a night of riots in paris and in other French cities against pension reform adopted by decree of the Government of the President Emanuel Macron, For lack of a sufficient majority of deputies, several unions have organized a new day of demonstrations in the French capital for this Friday.
Dozens of people with flags and emblems of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) blocked some peripheral roads shortly after 7:00 a.m. local time, at the height of the Door of Glignancourtcausing major traffic jams.
“This must not be done. There are democratic weapons of protest“replied the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmaninin a radio interview RTL in which he insisted that throughout the movement against the pension reform, union demonstrations were authorized and organized, which passed without incident.
However, on Thursday evening, after the activation of the Article 49.3 of the Constitution by the Government to circumvent the vote in the National Assembly and to adopt this reform by decree, the incidents multiplied for hours in Paris, as well as in Marseille, Nantes, Rennes, Lyon and other cities of the country.
Darmanin said that although “there were no serious incidents” as there were no fatal injuries, law enforcement had to act and made 310 arrestsincluding 258 detained in the capital.
The Minister explained that Rennes, Albi, Marseilles or Paris, some of those who participated in these spontaneous demonstrations they attempted to attack official buildings and representative offices of politicians from the Macronist bloc.
In Paris, they met scenes of barricades and fires with the mountains of garbage that have accumulated in half of the city’s neighborhoods due to the ten-day workers’ strike.
The Head of the Interior explained that the Paris Prefecture (government delegation) activated the obligation to work for some of these strikers for health reasons, after a fight with the socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, that he had refused to do so.
Between today and 3:00 p.m. local time, whichever is later, The opposition will present at least two motions of censure against the government of Prime Minister Elisabeth Bornewhich in principle have little chance of succeeding.
But if one of them obtained a majority in the Assembly, Borne and his executive would fall and the political crisis could give rise to a early call for legislative elections.
Los sindicatos, que s’maintienen unidos en su oposición a la reform, hicieron un llamado este jueves a la multiplication de las actions de protesta a nivel local dure este este este semana, y han convenado una novena jornada de huelgas y manifestaciones nacionales el jueves de next week.
CGT rail sector boss Laurent Brun said in a radio interview France Info that the objective is “that the economy stops” and for that “we must multiply the strikes”.
(With information from EFE)