Tenth day of protests in France, citizens march against pension reform

PARIS, 28 March. France is experiencing another day of national strike against pension reform. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the state would deploy 13,000 agents throughout the country to ensure security.

According to Darmanin, there will be 5,500 of these agents in Paris. We have identified very serious risks for public order, the minister assured the press. He pointed out that this fact justifies the unprecedented deployment of the police, including 90 mobile companies of additional riot agents, according to Euronews.

This tenth day of protests, which will also include rail cuts, school closures and fuel cuts, has topped 1,000 agents since last Thursday, failing to prevent major scenes of violence in several cities.

The head of France’s largest trade union said that in recent days there have been attempts at negotiations between union leaders and the government, although they have all failed.

France is experiencing its tenth day of mass protests on Tuesday against a controversial pension reform that will raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. About 750,000 protesters are taking part in demonstrations across the country, including about 90,000 in Paris, according to authorities.

According to him, Darmanin confirmed the new police operation, which he called unprecedented because of the very serious risks of disturbing public order. For his part, Laurent Berger, secretary of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor, called on the presidency of the republic to show a gesture of appeasement in order to reduce tensions.

Meanwhile, the Eiffel Tower, one of Paris’ top tourist attractions, stopped receiving visitors on Tuesday due to a nationwide strike.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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