During the demonstrations this Saturday, containers were set on fire and barricades erected, which led to the intervention of the police.
The burning of containers, accusations of police and the destruction of city furniture took place today, Saturday, in protests similar to those in Bordeaux and Paris against the French government, which they accuse of authoritarianism for enacting an unpopular pension reform by decree on Thursday.
Faced with a government ban on demonstrations in the Place de la Concorde, where protests over the past two nights have led to hundreds of arrests and extensive damage, thousands of people moved to Place d’Italie in southern Paris. .
There, union activists and left-wing parties mingled with unorganized protesters to spark the 2018 Yellow Vest uprising.
Containers were burned and barricades erected nearly two hours into the march, prompting accusations from police who fired tear gas in response to shellfire.
Currently, the authorities do not disclose any balance, neither detainees, nor victims.
Meanwhile, intense street mobilization has also been recorded in several cities in the south of France. In Bordeaux, garbage cans were burning on the central street of the city, the fire was quickly extinguished.
The wave of protest against the government of French President Emmanuel Macron spread almost throughout the country on Saturday, even in medium-sized and small cities.
The demonstrations were joined by partial shutdowns of trains, oil refineries, the gas sector and garbage collection, among others.
Author: EFE agency
Source: Prime Ahora