Thousands of people gathered for the second consecutive night in the Parisian Place de la Concorde to protest the raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 years approved by the Government of Emmanuel Macron, some protests that ended with 61 detainees for their participation in the riots in the streets from the Gallic capital.
Police officers carried out the arrests after protesters set fire to and damaged public furniturein addition to confront security forcesas detailed in a report by the Paris Police headquarters and has been picked up by the ‘BFTM’ chain, which adds that the Police had to directly confront those “more radical with the help of tear gas”.
Thousands of people gathered in the Place de la Concorde in Paris, a few steps from the French Parliament, to denounce the “forced passage” of the Executive by making use of article 49.3 of the Constitution for the pension reform, which had not obtained the support of the National Assembly for it to go ahead. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., the agents made the last arrests and pushed the last protesters towards the subway to evacuate the place.
The protests occurred one day after the French government decided to use article 49.3 of the Constitution, which avoids submitting pension reform to a vote in the French National Assembly, after verifying that lacked a sufficient majority to carry out one of the star projects of the president, Emmanuel Macron.
In this sense, the French prime minister defended during an interview with the ‘TF1’ channel on Thursday the application of article 49.3 of the Constitution, assuring that they have worked “until the last minute” to obtain a majority on pension reform. Likewise, he acknowledged that he understands “the great effort” What will the French have to do? to work “for two more years”although he has expressed that letting people believe they can “pay everything with debt is not serious.”
Borne also commented on the boos, shouts of resignation and songs of the opposition lived during the day of Thursday in a tense session in the National Assembly. “That reflects that a certain number of opposition groups do not respect our institutions. Some want chaos,” he said.
Meanwhile, the main unions in France have announced a great day of demonstrations for the next one Thursday March 23 to request the total withdrawal of the reform.
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