The demonstrations against the pension reform this Saturday in Paris leave 122 detainees


The streets of Paris are on fire again for the third consecutive night. In total, more than 400 people have been arrested in three days. A new appointment is scheduled for Monday to discuss the text of the reform.

At least 122 peopleaccording to estimates by the French Ministry of the Interior, ended arrested in Paris on Saturday during the day of protest against the pension reform imposed by the government of President Emmanuel Macron and presented on Thursday on the basis of Article 49.3 of the Constitution, which means that the approval of a rule without voting as long as no vote of no confidence is imposed.

The mobilizations took place across France this Saturday, with a special incident in Paris, where at 8 p.m. the police’s Motorized Brigade for the Repression of Violent Actions (BRAV-M) intervened and used tear gas against “rioters trying to throw put up barricades and set fire to rubbish bins,” the police said. “In the presence of a large number of thugs, the organizers have asked for the demonstration to be disbanded,” said the same source.

The day in Paris was marked by a controversial ban on demonstrations on the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées because of the danger to public order and safety.

There were also mobilizations with thousands in attendance in cities such as Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes or Gap, where there were also arrests.

The unions have declared a ninth day of strikes and demonstrations for next Thursday.

Demonstrators protest in Paris. Photo: EFE

Motion of no confidence against Macron

On the other hand, the opposition continues to criticize the government, which they say even “does not respect the constitution” and “rules against the people”, in the words of Antoine Léaument, a deputy of La France Unsubmissive.

For him Monday a new appointment is scheduled debate the text of the reform with the Republicans in the position, as it will be necessary to see what they vote for the text and for the two motions of censure filed against the Macron government. The vote of Los Republicanos would be needed to carry out one of the two motions.

Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire already warned them that it is “a joke” that conservative deputies can vote alongside the far left.

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Source: EITB


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