The demonstrations against the pension reform this Saturday in Paris leave 122 detainees
The streets of Paris have returned to burn for the third consecutive night. In total, there are already more than 400 people arrested in three days. A new appointment is scheduled for Monday to debate the text of the reform.
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Paris has once again registered altercations tonight. Photo: EFE
At least 122 peopleaccording to estimates by the French Ministry of the Interior, ended arrested this Saturday in Paris during the day of protests against the pension reform imposed by the Government of President Emmanuel Macron and presented on Thursday resorting to Article 49.3 of the Constitution, which implies the approval of any rule without voting as long as a motion of no confidence is not imposed.
The mobilizations took place this Saturday throughout France, with special incidence in Paris, where at 8:00 p.m. the Motorized Brigade for the Repression of Violent Action (BRAV-M) of the Police intervened and used tear gas against “rioters who are trying to create barricades and set fire to rubbish bins,” according to police. “In the presence of a multitude of thugs, the organizers have asked to dissolve the demonstration,” said the same source.
The day in Paris was marked by a controversial ban on demonstrations in the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées due to the risk to public order and security.
There were also mobilizations with thousands of attendees in cities such as Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes or Gap, where there were also arrests.
The unions have called a ninth day of strikes and demonstrations for next Thursday.
Demonstrators protesting in Paris. Photo: EFE
Motion of no confidence against Macron
On the other hand, the opposition continues to criticize the government, which they even say is “not respecting the constitution” and “governing against the people”, in the words of Antoine Léaument, a deputy from La France Unsubmissive.
For him Monday a new appointment is scheduled for debate the text of the reform with the Republicans at the point of view, since it will be necessary to see what they vote before the text as well as before the two motions of censure that have been filed against the Macron government. The vote of Los Republicanos would be necessary to carry out any of the two motions.
Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has already warned them that it is “a joke” that conservative deputies can vote alongside the extreme left.
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