Parisians gathered on July 6 in front of the Town Hall to denounce the controversial development policy led by Anne Hidalgo’s team. Faced with criticism, the municipality promises to make corrections.
On July 6 at the end of the day, at the end of the Paris Council, citizens firmly opposed to the development policy led by the City of Paris demonstrated in front of the Town Hall. For them, the choices made by Mayor Anne Hidalgo undermine the beauty of the city.
This mobilization took place at the call of the Union Parisienne collective and supporters of the viral campaign #SaccageParis which has been taking place on social networks since November. Born of a popular movement, the publications of Parisians have multiplied on social networks denouncing, with supporting photos, a “rampage” of the French capital.
It’s not complicated, there is nothing right
Asked by RT France, Paule, a resident of the 6th arrondissement present at this event, expresses her dissatisfaction: “The sacking of Paris, everyone has seen it, everyone sees it […] There is so much to say about what she [Anne Hidalgo] made. It is not complicated, there is nothing good. The dirt, the lack of consideration of the citizens, the roads, the terraces […] without regulation […], the pedestrians who are always in danger, the stolen furniture and replaced by hideous stuff […] There is nothing good! ”
For the vice-president of the Parisian Union Véronique Chartier, “there are several demands [car] we do not see Paris improving but sinking ”. The person in charge of the collective asks in particular the mayor of Paris to solve the problem of crack in the Stalingrad district, which creates insecurity for residents.
After several months of controversy, the Paris municipality announced on July 5 that it was going to put in place eight concrete measures with immediate effect to improve the beauty of the city. Emmanuel Grégoire, the first deputy to the town hall of Paris in charge of town planning and architecture, had announced that the City would “remove unnecessary furniture” and remove “unsightly furniture”. The deputy also specified that Paris would support its efforts in terms of cleanliness.