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Pension reform: the great frustration of traders in the face of the multiplication of demonstrations


DECRYPTION - Destruction of windows, forced closures, drop in attendance ... The radicalization of the protest against the pension reform weighs more and more on the signs of the city center.

Customers seated on the terrace a few meters from a fire.

These viral images illustrate well the dilemma of traders: stay open and take the risk of suffering degradations, or close shop and give up doing business... “

Since January, the situation has been getting worse and worse.

At first, we could continue to work on strike days, but now it has become impossible

, ”regrets Sara Gangloff, general delegate Plein Center, the Nantes merchants association.

Between the garbage collectors' strike and the increasing brutality of the demonstrations, the shops in the city centers are seeing their turnover melt away.

For the spokesperson for Plein Center, the shortfalls are substantial, oscillating "

between 20 and 60% last week


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Source: lefigaro

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