The unions drive the point home. At the national level, 2.8 million demonstrators marched across the country, the CGT said on Tuesday, January 30. During the previous day of mobilization on January 19, the unions had reported more than two million demonstrators, while the authorities had counted one million.
The number one of the CFDT, Laurent Berger also affirmed that there were “more people” in the street than during the last day of mobilization against the pension reform of January 19, shortly before the departure of the Parisian procession . The police, for their part, reported 1.2 million demonstrators in the country.
500,000 demonstrators in Paris, according to the CGT
The mobilization in Paris was greater than on January 19 with 87,000 demonstrators registered, against 80,000 twelve days ago, the Paris police headquarters announced on Tuesday. The CGT, for its part, counted 500,000 demonstrators in the capital.
The independent firm Occurrence meanwhile counted 55,000 demonstrators in the capital for a media group, fewer than the police. At 6:15 p.m., 23 arrests had been recorded, according to the Paris prefecture. The unions immediately called for two more days of mobilization, Tuesday February 7 and Saturday February 11.
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