March 23, 2023

SOCIAL – It had become the rallying point for Parisian opponents of pension reform. Since’Elisabeth Borne used Thursday, March 16 to Article 49-3 of the Constitution, the Place de la Concorde had experienced two very eventful evenings. That’s it for thehe Paris police headquarters has banned this Saturday the gatherings in this square located very close to the National Assembly and the Champs-Élysées.

As you can see in our report at the top of the article, the few people who tried to gather there were prevented by the police. Some were even fined and had to pay 135 euros.

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However, the evening was not calm. everywhere in the capital. It was in the 13th arrondissement, around the Place d’Italie, that hundreds of demonstrators said no to the postponement of the legal age to 64 and to the forced passage of the executive. At the height of the evening, they were 4,000, said a police source. And as feared by the unions, which have warned the government on several occasions in recent weeks, the tension has clearly escalated.

The garbage collectors’ strike that leaves around 10,000 tonnes of waste on the streets of Paris also gave some the opportunity to easily start trash fires, improvising barricades. It was not until the end of the evening, around 11 p.m., that calm returned. In total, a police source advanced the number of 81 people arrested, more than during the massive processions which have multiplied since January.

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