Two zones (A and B) during school holidays, three days of mobilizations in ten days, the demonstrations organized in France on February 16 should be less followed.
Analysts at Place Beauvau estimate that between 450,000 and 650,000 people are expected to take to the streets this Thursday across the country, including 40 to 70,000 people in Paris.
Either a mobilization that would be in sharp decline compared to that of last Saturday, which brought together 933,000 people, especially among families taking advantage of the weekend to pound the pavement.
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Despite everything, the unions intend to occupy the field.
And once is not custom, the numbers one of the eight main unions will demonstrate in Albi, symbol of this France of medium-sized cities very mobilized against the reform.
In this city of 50,000 inhabitants, at least 6,000 people demonstrated on Saturday.
The inter-union front against this pension reform project wants to put all its forces into the day of March 7, during which it threatens to put the country "at a
" if the government does not give up postponing the retirement age. retirement at 64, against 62 today, perhaps by launching a renewable movement.
An action supported by 58% of French people according to an Elabe poll for BFMTV on February 15.
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Arrived in Albi, in the Tarn, where he will demonstrate alongside the other union leaders, Philippe Martinez estimated that "
the figures matter (ai) ent little today
The idea is to maintain the mobilization.
Every day, there are new people who come, it's a movement that is well anchored, a fundamental movement
, ”said the secretary general of the CGT at the microphone of BFMTV.
Brittany and Occitania at the heart of the protest
Since the start of the movement on January 19, two regions have been at the heart of the protest, Brittany and Occitania.
Figures which are scrutinized by the deputies: the elected officials are indeed directly concerned by the mobilizations and must face, when they return from the Hemicycle, either support or opposition of their attitude towards the reform of the retreats.
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