The Parisian procession set off at 2 p.m. from Place de la République on the occasion of the 10th day of mobilization against the pension reform. The main route (CFTC, Jeunes solidaires, FO and CGT) will be via Boulevard Voltaire while another relief route (FSU, UNSA, CFE-CGC and CFDT) will pass through Bastille.
The first procession will leave at 2 p.m. from République and the second around 2:30 p.m. The head of the procession arrived on the Place de la Nation in a calm atmosphere, 1h30 after the departure of the demonstration from the Place de la République.
The student union counted 400,000 young people in processions all over France, including 70,000 in Paris.
At the call of the inter-union, a 10th day of mobilization against the pension reform takes place this Tuesday, March 28. Laurent Berger (CFDT) calls for “mediation”, but the government refuses.
740,000 demonstrators in France according to the authorities, more than 2 million according to the CGT
The multiple processions brought together 740,000 demonstrators in France according to the Ministry of the Interior. 1,089,000 demonstrators had been counted on Thursday March 23. According to the CGT, they were more than 2 million.
The CGT announces that 450,000 people have demonstrated or are currently demonstrating in the streets of Paris.
The prefecture announces for its part 93,000 people in the streets of Paris. This is less than during the last record day of mobilization on Thursday, when the authorities had counted 119,000 demonstrators.
Of the 10 days of mobilization, according to figures from the prefecture, it would only be the 7th largest influx since the start of the protest movement for pension reform.
Clashes between protesters and police
Significant tensions erupted at the end of the demonstration on Boulevard Voltaire, near Place de la Nation.
The police charged in order to dislocate a block formed and thus allow the firefighters to intervene on a fire, indicates the police headquarters.
Dispersal in progress place de la Nation, some individuals provoke the police
The police try to disperse the crowd on the Place de la Nation in Paris, at the end of the demonstration.
According to the Prefecture of Police, some individuals are provoking the police and the gendarmes.
Some, dressed in black and with masked faces, looted a Leclerc business, lit trash can fires or damaged street furniture shortly before the arrival of the inter-union procession at Place de la Nation, the end of the demonstration.
According to Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, 13,000 police and gendarmes – including 5,500 in Paris – were mobilized for the 10th day of protest against the pension reform, a device he described as “unprecedented”.
At 8:30 p.m., the Paris Police Prefecture recorded 55 arrests.
The inter-union calls for a new day of mobilization on April 6
The inter-union fighting against pension reform called on Tuesday for an eleventh day of “strike and demonstrations” on Thursday, April 6, believing that “the lack of response from the executive leads to a situation of tensions” worrying.
The intersyndicale “calls for local union rallies defined locally and for a new big day of strikes and demonstrations on Thursday April 6 all over the country”, she said in a press release.