Anti-government demonstrations have also been registered in Senlis, Nice, Lyon, Lille and Marseille, among other cities.
The French Police have arrested 17 people this Sunday in Paris during a new protest against the approval of the pension reform of the Government of President Emmanuel Macron, local media report.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Les Halles district, in the middle of a strong police deployment. Riot officers surrounded the protesters and subsequently dispersed them.
Other French cities have also been the scene of protests this same day. It is the case of senlis, in the Picardy region, where a group of activists occupied a toll booth demanding that it be free. were practiced four arrests.
🔴 URGENT ‼️ 4 militants from SUD-Rail viennent d’être places in GAV suite à l’action pacifique du peage de Senlis. 4 paths from Paris Nord et Saint-Lazare. Darmanin veut reprimer toutes les actions, mais nous continuerons le combat! Nous exigeons leur liberation immediate! pic.twitter.com/WTL1ntipO8
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There were also demonstrations in Nice and in Lyon, where some protesters broke into the Museum of Fine Arts to demand that the reform be withdrawn. In parallel, between 200 and 250 people gathered in Lille.
Some demonstrators took advantage of the carnival held in Marseille to protest against the Government, which led to clashes with the Police, who came to use tear gas to disperse the assembled.
This Saturday, new demonstrations were registered in several cities in France against the approval of the controversial reform promoted by the Macron Executive, which made use of article 49.3 of the Constitution to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years without going through the vote of the National Assembly. In total, 81 arrests were made.
“The streets are ours,” shouted citizens in the French capital. “The government used force to pass its bill. But we have to fight for our social achievements, and the only way to do it is to take to the streets,” said 22-year-old Melodie Tunc during the rally.