For Jean-Luc Mélenchon without a doubt, the mobilization of February 11 will be "
surely the biggest social mobilization in this country for half a century
", he declared Thursday evening on BFMTV during a program pension special.
And to add that the current mobilization was "
a great moment in the social history of the country
If the unions have already announced two new dates - Thursday February 16 and Tuesday March 7 - all eyes are focused on the figures of the day.
The trade union organizations hope that the 4th day of demonstrations in the country, to denounce the government's pension reform project, which wants to raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, will be an opportunity to make it a successful show of force.
It is indeed the first time since the beginning of the movement on January 19 that the unions organize a demonstration on the weekend, anxious to allow everyone to march in the street.
Saturday I hope it will be very popular, very family-friendly, people from all walks of life
," said the secretary general of the CFDT last Tuesday,
"Exceeding the million demonstrators would be a great success
," he said.
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From a police source on Friday, territorial intelligence forecasts a participation of 600,000 to 800,000 in around 240 demonstrations, including between 90 and 120,000 in Paris.
The third day of action, Tuesday February 7, mobilized less than the previous ones: 757,000 people according to the Ministry of the Interior, "
nearly two million
" according to the organizers (against 1.27 million to "
more than 2.5 million
" on the 31st).
A decline that the unions put on the account of the holidays which started in zone A (Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers).
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The map was updated at 12:00 p.m.
Towards a massive mobilization for this 4th day of action
The first parades started at 10 a.m. in the Province.
Some cities that had not demonstrated until now responded to the meeting of the trade union organizations.
This is the case of Brioude (6609 inhabitants) in Haute-Loire, which brought together 850 people, according to the local gendarmerie.
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