While different sectors such as education, energy and transportation are going on strike at the call of the unions, demonstrations against the pension reform are organized in Paris as well as in other cities.
The demonstration in Paris started in Invalides Square with the participation of opposition politicians.
According to the statement made on the Twitter account of the Paris Police Department, 14 people were detained as part of the 2,700 checks before the demonstration in the capital.
“Weapons and dangerous goods have no place in a peaceful demonstration,” the statement said. it was said.
The tension between the protesters and the police in the city of Nantes took place on social media.
According to the reports in the French press, the opponents of the reform entered the central building of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in Paris this morning and held a demonstration. The demonstrators chanted “No pensions, no Olympic Games”.
Media outlets power cut
In response to the pension reform, the energy arm of the General Employment Union (CGT) cut off the electricity of different companies, as well as media outlets such as Canal +, Eurosport, RFI radio, in the morning. Many cities in the province of Hauts-de-Seine were affected by the power outage.
Mass demonstrations broke out in France on March 16, after the government’s decision to pass the bill, which includes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64, without voting.
The police responded harshly to the protesters, and violent incidents took place in many parts of the country.
More than 1,000 people were detained in protests across the country since 16 March.
The Constitutional Council, to which the opposition and the government applied to determine whether the reform was in conformity with the constitution, approved the article of the draft law that increased the retirement age to 64, and rejected the 6 articles in whole or in part.
A bill to withdraw the law, which was passed despite mass protest and intense opposition, will be discussed in the National Assembly on 8 June.