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FC Metz blocked for several hours at its hotel in Lorient by demonstrators


The Metz delegation was finally able to go to Moustoir to face the Hake on the 37th day of Ligue 1.

Employees of the Fonderie de Bretagne blocked the hotel where the players of the Metz team were staying for several hours, who came to face Lorient during the 37th day of L1, before withdrawing when the CRS arrived, a- we learned from the Morbihan prefecture.

The footballers were able to leave their hotel around 7:00 p.m. and "the match (scheduled for 9:00 p.m.) should be able to start on time," said the prefecture.

“We tried to talk to them. They are awaiting a meeting with Renault on Wednesday, ”said the Morbihan prefecture. On strike for three weeks, the employees of the Fonderie de Bretagne, located in Caudan (Morbihan), demanded their retention within the Renault group which announced on March 11 the sale of the plant in order to "perpetuate the activities and jobs". They had been blocking Sunday since 2:30 p.m. the only entrance to the Ibis de Caudan hotel located a few hundred meters from the factory, according to the CGT. According to the union, the strikers burned tires and threw parts made in the foundry.

“Sport has suffered a lot from the Covid crisis, like many other sectors.

The objective was for it to end in peace, ”explained the prefecture, which had sent the sub-prefect of Lorient to the site to negotiate the peaceful departure of the demonstrators.

“The sub-prefect wants to see us tomorrow at 3:30 pm.

He says that there are advances, we do not see which ", told AFP Maël Le Goff, CGT delegate.

"We understood that (the sub-prefect) especially wants us to move so that people go to the match," he added shortly before the blockade was lifted.

On Tuesday, the Renault group confirmed that it was looking for a buyer for the Fonderie de Bretagne and had called for "an end to the situation" on the Caudan site, blocked by the strikers since the end of April.

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