Tens of thousands of people demonstrated throughout France today to denounce the policies of President Manuel Macron's government regarding measures to tackle climate pollution and the latter's failure to respond to popular demands in this regard.
The French newspaper "Le Monde" quoted an organizer as saying in a statement that a total of 115,000 people demonstrated in 163 regions across the country, calling on the government to take measures to save the environment.
In the French capital alone, 56,000 people demonstrated, while thousands demonstrated in Lille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Toulouse, Nantes, Rennes, Marseille and Bordeaux.
In turn, French MPs explained that the demonstrations were held against the backdrop of Macron's failure to fulfill his promises regarding the referendum on a new law that is supposed to include measures to curb climate pollution.
In turn, Cyril Dion, the guarantor of the Citizens' Convention on Climate Law, said that the lack of ambition for this new law and the almost certain abandonment of the referendum on it constituted another step backward, while Representative Matteo Orville denounced Macron's abandonment of his promises regarding climate law, while Greenpeace indicated that the referendum was canceled. The new climate law “sends a disturbing signal about awareness” of these issues in Parliament.