Government Spokesperson Olivier Veran told the French Journal De Dimanche (JDD) newspaper that they would not withdraw the reform even if it caused protests.
“We cannot allow the idea that violence is a just or tolerable reaction to be established.” Veran emphasized that the executive will continue with a roadmap in which it will reorganize.
“Pension reform will not be like the pension reform,” Veran said. made his comment.
Pointing out that there will be other reforms in France in the future, either by themselves or by the next governments, Veran said, “Among the future reforms, some will be undesirable, but there will be reforms that will be democratically approved by the legitimate parliament and are necessary for the future of the country.” made its assessment.
The demonstrations that broke out on March 16, after the government’s decision to pass the bill, which raises the retirement age by 2 years, without voting, continue in France. Violence is taking place in many parts of the country between the police and the demonstrators, who intervened violently in the demonstrations.
The previous day, 457 people were detained in demonstrations across the country.