Paris: after Porte de Clignancourt, the ring road temporarily blocked Porte d’Italie and Porte de Montreuil
The protest continues to be expressed in the streets. And even on the road: this Friday morning, the next day of 49.3 used by the government to adopt the controversial pension reform, nearly 200 demonstrators disrupted the Paris ring road. They massed for nearly half an hour on the tracks at Porte de Clignancourt.
The demonstrators ran down the tracks around 7:30 a.m. at Porte de Clignancourt, with smoke bombs, and blocked traffic on the inner ring road, before heading in procession towards Porte de la Chapelle, forcing motorists to walk in step. Among them were many EDF agents, who unfurled a banner bearing the image of the company.
An action claimed by the CGT Paris: “Against the blockages of the government, the blocking points are multiplying”, she indicates in a press release. In addition to Porte de Clignancourt, filter dams at the access points of the ring road took place at Porte de Montreuil and Porte d’Italie.
“Today’s action is part of this dynamic of mobilization and action”, specifies the press release, clearly denouncing the use of 49.3 by the government last night. The CGT Paris also ensures that the “reception reserved by the users of the device attests to the support of the population for the movement in progress against this unjust and useless reform”.
“Our action went extremely well”
The action took place overall in calm, despite some signs of nervousness on the part of some motorists. Shortly after 8 a.m., the demonstrators left the ring road and traffic was able to resume normally. They then dispersed calmly, without the intervention of the police forces, who were present. “Our action went extremely well, calmly, we had a lot of horns of support,” said Adèle Tellez, from CGT Paris, one of the organizers.
“Who is bothered by a blockage of the device around 8 o’clock? People who come to work, ”commented Olivier Dussopt on BFMTV this morning. “Between the expression of an opposition and a blockage, there is a difference”, insisted the Minister of Labor.