Saturday July 22, the Yellow Vests demonstrated in Paris. The procession left the Bataillon du Pacifique lake (75012) to reach the Place de la République (75003).
The participants, under the impetus of the “Union Yellow Vests” movement, had an appointment at 1 p.m. at the place of departure and the procession set off at 3 p.m. in the direction of the Republic, via Boulevard de Bercy, Boulevard de Reuilly, Rue de Reuilly, Rue Faidherbe, Rue de Charonne and Boulevard Voltaire.
Why this demonstration?
The demands relate to the common good, for social and fiscal justice, against injustice and repressive and liberticidal policies. The demonstrators demand a real direct democracy with the establishment of the RIC in all matters and integration into the Constitution. They want the pension reform to be stopped, wages to be increased, an emergency plan for the public hospital, France’s exit from the European Union and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict as well as the reduction of basic necessities.
For this demonstration during the summer period, and in the heat, there were no high-profile personalities like Eric Drouet, who called for the rally on November 17, 2018; Priscillia Ludosky, the originator of the May 2018 online petition for lower fuel prices, or even Jacline Mouraud. The procession, made up of a few hundred people was surrounded by a few police cars, took place peacefully.
Next action planned
The next rally is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2023. It will focus on the implementation of the Citizens’ Initiative Referendum in the Constitution (RIC) but also the increase in wages and pensions taking into account inflation. It will also be an opportunity to ask for lower prices and taxes on basic necessities, including energy; the payment of uncollected salaries by suspended caregivers and other trades and an emergency financial plan for the public hospital. This rally will be against retirement at 64 by asking for a referendum on this subject. He will demand respect for the Munich Charter for journalists and mainstream media, an end to violence against people in protest, social and fiscal justice or even an end to the use of 49.3 and will reiterate the grievances claimed during the July 22 demonstration.
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