The City of Paris has calculated the cost of damage done at 12 demonstrations in the capital against controversial pension reform.
Emmanule Gregoire, deputy of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, noted that the cost of these demonstrations to the municipality was 1.6 million euros and argued that the state should cover this loss.
The municipality will apply to the state for compensation for the damage of the demonstrations.
The cost of the yellow vest movement to the Municipality of Paris at the end of 2018 and at the beginning of 2019 was 1.4 million euros.
Mass demonstrations broke out in France on March 16, following the government’s decision to pass the bill, which includes increasing the retirement age from 62 to 64, without voting.
Violence is taking place in many parts of the country between the police and the demonstrators, who intervened violently in the demonstrations.
More than 1,000 people have been detained in protests across the country since March 16.
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.
The bill was signed by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and published in the Official Gazette.