⇒ 11 h 30 [MANIFESTATIONS] Do the police engage in “arbitrary arrests”?
Rallies have been held every evening in several cities in France since the outbreak of 49.3 on Thursday March 16 by the government of Elisabeth Borne. Lawyers and magistrates denounce the “arbitrary arrests” carried out during these demonstrations, most of which do not lead to any legal proceedings. For his part, the prefect of police of Paris Laurent Nunez affirms that “there are no unjustified arrests”.
⇒ 11 h 15 [FOULE] François Bayrou would “not have said things like that”
“I would not have said things like that”, assured the president of the Modem François Bayrou questioned on the remarks of Emmanuel Macron the day before considering that “the crowd” had “no legitimacy in the face of the people who expresses, sovereign, through his chosen ones”.
Recalling that the expression of the Head of State referred to Victor Hugo who made “the distinction between the crowd and the people”, he felt that one should not deny “the legitimacy of the demonstrations”. “Something is expressed that is very important for the people who come there,” he recalled. “The demonstrations have their legitimacy but it is not a legitimacy superior to democratic legitimacy. »
⇒ 11 h 00 [ÉDOUARD PHILIPPE] Former Prime Minister calls on Emmanuel Macron to “broaden” his “political base”
In an interview with Le Figaro, former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, himself an ex-LR, calls on Emmanuel Macron to “broaden” his “political base”, in particular towards the right. In total, 42 LR deputies out of 61 did not vote for the motion of censure on Monday March 20. While 19 supported her. La Croix offers you a reminder on a map of the balance of power according to the electoral geography and the internal sensitivity of LR.
⇒ 10 h 45 [MANIFESTATIONS] A new day of union mobilization on Thursday
A new day of union mobilization is scheduled for Thursday, March 23. Between 600,000 and 800,000 demonstrators, including 40,000 to 70,000 in Paris, are expected in the streets according to estimates by the intelligence services. 400 to 600 yellow vests and 400 to 600 “radical elements” could also feed the Parisian procession, these sources added.
Gérald Darmanin announced that “12,000 police and gendarmes” would be mobilized in France on Thursday, including “5,000 in Paris” for the new day of inter-union action against the disputed pension reform.
⇒ 10 h 30 [CONTESTATION] New unauthorized gatherings identified in several cities in France
New rallies were organized on Tuesday evening against the pension reform in several large French cities, the scene for some of them, including Paris, of tensions and incidents between the police and demonstrators.
In Paris, a rally originally organized by unions in the early evening on the Place de la République turned into a tense face-to-face between a few hundred demonstrators and the police who exchanged jets of projectile and tear gas canisters.
⇒ 10 h 15 [À VENIR] Emmanuel Macron addresses the French to try to bounce back
Emmanuel Macron is to address the French this Wednesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. on TF1 and France 2. While his popularity rating is at its lowest since the “yellow vests” movement, the Head of State is seeking to bring back to him a part of the opinion and multiplies the consultations in his camp.
Withdrawn since January on the pension file, he will respond, live at the Élysée, to journalists Marie-Sophie Lacarrau and Julian Bugier, on the eve of a new day of union mobilization and while the demonstrations continued in the country.
Hello and welcome to this live dedicated to Emmanuel Macron’s speech two days after the final adoption of the pension reform by Parliament.
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