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Protest in france

10.02.2019 Anton Chekhov

In France, 300 thousand people came out to protest the trade unions.

In actions throughout France, unions, the left party, students and anti-globalists demanded higher wages and a more equitable tax system. In France, on Tuesday, February 5, there were demonstrations called for by the French General Confederation of Labor (CGT). According to estimates and calculations of the organizers, a total of about 300 thousand people took to the streets of Paris and other cities of the country.

In the capital, 18,000 people decided to take part in the action, according to data provided by the police, while the General Confederation of Labor reported 30,000. In a number of cities, for example, Marseilles, Lyon, Strasbourg, the number of participants reached about 4-5 thousand. This action was joined by many trade unions, the Left Party “Unconquered France”, as well as students and supporters of the anti-globalization association Attac.

They demanded higher wages and a more equitable tax system, in particular, the return of property tax, which was abolished under President Emmanuel Macron. The “yellow vests” were supported by the trade unions. For tourists, the Eiffel Tower was closed, as its staff joined the protesters. Hundreds of representatives of the yellow vests movement also took part in the protests sweeping France, who had previously rather avoided the action of trade unions.

The head of the CGT, Philip Martinez, called it a success, noting that “in addition to the color of the vests, there are not so many differences.” The protests of the “yellow vests” movement began in France in November 2018 and were accompanied by demonstrators clashing with police and vandalism.

The protesters initially opposed the intention of the authorities to introduce a tax that could lead to an increase in prices for motor fuel, and also demanded an increase in the minimum wage. After the government approved a moratorium on raising fuel taxes and made a number of other concessions, the demonstrators began to protest in general Protest in france

In France, 300 thousand people came out to protest the trade unions.

In actions throughout France, unions, the left party, students and anti-globalists demanded higher wages and a more equitable tax system. In France, on Tuesday, February 5, there were demonstrations called for by the French General Confederation of Labor (CGT). According to estimates and calculations of the organizers, a total of about 300 thousand people took to the streets of Paris and other cities of the country.

In the capital, 18,000 people decided to take part in the action, according to data provided by the police, while the General Confederation of Labor reported 30,000. In a number of cities, for example, Marseilles, Lyon, Strasbourg, the number of participants reached about 4-5 thousand.

This action was joined by many trade unions, the Left Party “Unconquered France”, as well as students and supporters of the anti-globalization association Attac. They demanded higher wages and a more equitable tax system, in particular, the return of property tax, which was abolished under President Emmanuel Macron.

The “yellow vests” were supported by the trade unions. For tourists, the Eiffel Tower was closed, as its staff joined the protesters. Hundreds of representatives of the yellow vests movement also took part in the protests sweeping France, who had previously rather avoided the action of trade unions.

The head of the CGT, Philip Martinez, called it a success, noting that “in addition to the color of the vests, there are not so many differences.” The protests of the “yellow vests” movement began in France in November 2018 and were accompanied by demonstrators clashing with police and vandalism.

The protesters initially opposed the intention of the authorities to introduce a tax that could lead to an increase in prices for motor fuel, and also demanded an increase in the minimum wage.

After the government approved a moratorium on raising fuel taxes and made a number of other concessions, the demonstrators began to protest in general against the reforms of the government and President Emmanuel Macron.