Infotech The organizers of the “March against the high cost” claim 140,000 participants, 30,000 according to the police

The organizers of the “March against the high cost” claim 140,000 participants, 30,000 according to the police

Some 140,000 people, according to the organizers, participated Sunday in Paris in the “march against the high cost of living and climate inaction” organized by the left alliance Nupes. According to a police source at AFP, “30,000 people” demonstrated.

“We have already succeeded in our bet. It’s only a beginning “, said MP LFI Aurélie Trouvou, kingpin of the march. Shortly before, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had mentioned “a huge success”. With his fist raised, the LFI leader, red tie and tricolor cockade on the lapel of the jacket, had taken his place alongside the Nobel Prize for Literature Annie Ernaux in the head square. “A kind of popular front is emerging in the reality of the moment”he told reporters. “We are going to have an extraordinary week which starts today”he also said in reference to the day of “mobilization and strike” interprofessional meeting scheduled for Tuesday (at the call of the CGT, FO, Solidaires and the FSU) and the very likely use of 49.3 by the government to have the first part of the budget adopted. “The shock will go deep into the institutions since the 49.3 will be deployed. The French will see that there is a relationship between the social brutalization of the country and its institutional and democratic brutalization. »

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We found in the middle of the flags a number of LFI deputies like Manuel Bompard, Alexis Corbière, Clémentine Autain, the number one of the PS Olivier Faure, the ecologists Sandrine Rousseau and Eric Piolle, and even Philippe Poutou (NPA). Jérôme Rodrigues, emblematic figure of “yellow vests”was present in the early afternoon.

“Social heat wave, the people are thirsty for justice”

A hundred buses were chartered from all over France for this march supported by associations and certain trade union federations.

“There is something waking up and it’s a very good sign”rejoiced the deputy LFI Clémence Guetté, evoking a “show of force”.

“Social heat wave, the people are thirsty for justice”, could we read on a sign held up near the Place de la Nation. Another warned: “Retirement is good, offensive is better”.

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“We really need to have a great balance of popular power in the face of this government’s policy of social and ecological mistreatment”, launched in the morning the leader of the deputies LFI Mathilde Panot. It is “to restore ardor in the hearts so that then (the movement) extends”according to the rebellious François Ruffin.

“A march of supporters of the blocking of the country” for Attal

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who had already paraded several tens of thousands of people last spring, had launched this idea of ​​a march in July, believing that the left should stimulate social protest against the government by associating with the unions, but they did not wait for him to raise the temperature.

The Minister of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal castigated him “a march of supporters of the blocking of the country”. The march comes amid a strike at TotalEnergies refineries, which is causing fuel shortages. And after the mobilization of September 29, another interprofessional day was launched for Tuesday by the CGT, with FO, Solidaires, FSU as well as youth movements.

The strike continues on Sunday in the refineries and depots of TotalEnergies

The boss of the powerful confederation, Philippe Martinez, has little taste for the initiative of the left: “The unions must be supported and we must not do things in parallel”he said on Friday.

A march and additional strikes for LFI

Sandwiched between the two union demonstrations, the ” walking “ is nevertheless complementary to the efforts of the CGT, believe its organizers. Jean-Luc Mélenchon thus declared during the demonstration: “The power of our march is a support for the mobilization of employees, in particular that which will take place on the 18th. We need all of this as a whole that helps each other. » For her part, MP LFI Aurélie Trouvou, kingpin of Sunday’s event, anticipates: “From experience, there are people at a demonstration when there is an insurrectionary climate”.

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