Nach massiven Protesten gegen Macrons Rentenreform: Demonstrationsverbot in Paris

18 mar 2023 7:33 p.m

After the massive protests against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform, the French police reacted by restricting the right to demonstrate. Massive protests broke out two nights in a row on Pariser Platz opposite Parliament.

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During the protests against the latest developments in French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform, numerous people were arrested across the country on Saturday night. There had been violent riots in Paris and Lyon. The police reacted by restricting the right to demonstrate. Like the news agency AFP announced in the afternoon that protests on Pariser Platz opposite Parliament have been banned after two straight nights of rioting.

The reason for the riots was a decision by the French government that wanted to push through the controversial pension reform without a vote in parliament. French Industry Minister Roland Lescure then told the radio station on Saturday france info, there is no question that violence should lead to backtracking on important reform.

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But people took to the streets not only in Paris, but also in Strasbourg, Rennes and Nantes. According to media reports, demonstrators in Lyon attacked a mayor’s office and set fire to the entrance. 36 people were arrested. In Paris, the police arrested 61 people during riots on the central Place de la Concorde. The police used water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators who previously threw stones and firecrackers.

Violent protests had already taken place on Thursday in the square near the parliament building. Like the news agency AFP wrote on Saturday that the prefecture of Paris had banned gatherings on the Place de la Concorde and the adjacent Champs-Élysées after the riots.

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