File demonstrations all through France, blockades, fires, violent clashes with the police… No extra? Not but: we begin once more on March 28, 2023.
The President of the Republic needs to be frightened. For the ninth time in just a few weeks, tons of of 1000’s of demonstrators marched in 320 cities in France. In keeping with the CGT, there have been 800,000 in Paris, 280,000 in Marseille, 30,000 in Strasbourg, greater than 50,000 in Grenoble, and a number of other thousand in Nancy, the place there have been clashes with the police and some burning pallets. There was additionally a big turnout in Brest, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Dijon, Toulouse, Lille, Saint-Etienne… In all places, women and men have been indignant and decided to proceed the protest motion towards this pension reform that no one desires. Among the many demonstrators, firemen in uniform, magistrates, members of the Courtroom of Auditors, many artists. Greater than 3.5 million folks have been within the streets in line with the unions. 1.09 million in line with the Inside. Not often seen.
Violence and accidents
From the start of the day, the actions set the tone. Many roads have been reduce, a number of refineries blocked, fires on the tracks of the SNCF in a number of cities have marked the ninth day of mobilization that adopted the Interview of the President of the Republic, Wednesday.
Macron didn’t throw oil on the hearth, “he threw a can of gasoline” noticed Philippe Martinez, chief of the CGT. The boss of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, had referred to as for “non-violence” to maintain public opinion on the aspect of the protesters.
Nonetheless, uncontrolled components have ransacked the executive courtroom of Nantes. Others broke home windows, arrange barricades, set fireplace to rubbish cans, and threw projectiles on the police. A number of policemen have been severely injured. Many demonstrators too.
In Paris, on the finish of the afternoon, a number of hundred black-blockers harassed the police and gendarmes who replied with tear gasoline.
In all places scenes of chaos appeared to proceed all through the night and maybe the night time. And doubtless the following days.
🇫🇷 Le policier évacué par ses collègues à Paris a reçu un projectile sur son casque. (by way of @laluciolemedia) #greve23mars #manifestation pic.twitter.com/63XcDfrCLs
— Mediavenir (@Mediavenir) March 23, 2023
🔴 La mairie de Bordeaux incendiée #greve23mars #Manifestation #Revolution #Macron13h #ReformeDesRetraites #manif23mars pic.twitter.com/T1Zd9zY0Y0
— Anonyme Citoyen (@AnonymeCitoyen) March 23, 2023
Paris: un incendie déclenché au pied d’un immeuble dans le quartier de l’Opéra pic.twitter.com/EKrzGIDN5m
— BFMTV (@BFMTV) March 23, 2023