Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thousands of protesters “against austerity” across France – Le Parisien

Thousands of protesters "against austerity" across France – Le Parisien

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In the capital, the parade from the Place Denfert-Rochereau and the National Assembly met between 7500 people, according to police headquarters, and 30,000 people, according to 3A.

The group also organized a thirty demonstrations in several provincial cities, including Toulouse, Bordeaux and Strasbourg “against the austerity budget ineffective” to be voted on Tuesday in the Assembly, and ” increased repression of social movements, environmental and citizens, “following the death of Rémi Fraisse Sivens in the Tarn.

In Toulouse, the protesters were 2600, according to the police statement, 5000-6000 according to the CGT. According to the organizers, there were 200 to 300 to Strasbourg and Bordeaux. In total, according to the group, “100,000 people were on the street in France.”

In the Paris train, floating alongside the flags of the Left Party (PG), the Communist Party (PCF) and the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA). Stickers and placards New Deal have rubbed those Together with United Left or much of Europe Ecologie Les Verts. Leaders of women’s associations, the fight against unemployment, union CGT, Partners, FO or FSU were also present.

According to Eric Coquerel, coordinator of the Left party “one hundred organizations (were) mobilized, “adding that it was of” the largest trade union and community diversity policy since the election of François Hollande, on this side of the political spectrum. “

Besancenot hope a “social explosion major”

“To those who want to sell us to finance, the people respond” resistance “,” chanted the protesters in front of the march . Alongside them, many elected officials, including Jean-Luc Mélenchon (PG), Marie-George Buffet (PCF), Olivier Besancenot (NPA), Isabelle Attard (New Deal), Clementine Autain (Ensemble) or Liem Hoang Ngoc, former PS MEP representing the “socialist afflicted.”

“Francois Hollande must understand that it is not our king, it is just our elected,” said Jean-Luc Mélenchon (PG). “We did not elect to cut public spending, cover police misconduct, despise the lives of ordinary people and pretend that it is courage, than to amputate what they need every day” has he blasted.

Olivier Besancenot (NPA), which hopes a “social explosion major” in the coming weeks to bend the Valls government, the 2015 budget is “an invoice, painful, presented in millions people to pay for a gift that has been done in business, which is the covenant of responsibility. This gift, we pay with job losses, particularly in the public service. (…) We will not let the case. “

” This event is a starting point for us, “said Pierre Laurent, national secretary of the Communist Party. “I do not expect the current government to change its policy, I see he is still against the wishes of his constituents. I believe in the strength of the people gathered to demand change of government. “


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