Paris: opponents of pension reform throw trash at Renaissance headquarters
Union activists threw trash cans at the headquarters of the presidential Renaissance party in Paris on Tuesday, an action that prompted the intervention of law enforcement.
250 to 300 demonstrators went to the Renaissance headquarters, said Simon Duteil, co-delegate general of Solidaires. Garbage cans were thrown in front of the building.
Their objective was to “remind that people are on strike, that people are responsible for this situation” and to exert “pressure” on elected officials two days before the vote, he added. The text must be studied by a joint committee (7 deputies and 7 senators) and if the National Assembly and the Senate reach an agreement, it must then be validated Thursday in the Assembly.
A source from the Renaissance party hailed “the professionalism and responsiveness of the staff of the police headquarters” who intervened, denouncing “intimidation which has no place in a democracy”.
While the majority indicated that they did not wish to pass their reform via a 49.3, the unions warned that use of the article would lead to an amplification of the strike movement. An eighth day of mobilization against the government’s project is to be held on Wednesday in France.