Activists Burn Macron’s Favorite Restaurant
In France, 111 people were detained and 154 police officers were injured during the demonstrations against the pension reform that brought thousands of people to the streets.
Thousands of people took to the streets again across the country, especially in the capital, Paris, against the controversial pension reform, which was passed without a vote in the parliament in France. 154 police officers were injured in clashes between the demonstrators demanding the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron and the police.
111 EXHIBITORS DETECTED
In the statement made by the French Ministry of Interior, it was recorded that 111 demonstrators were detained in the protests in the capital Paris, which is expected to be attended by 57 thousand people and approximately 570,000 people across the country. The General Confederation of Labor announced that approximately 400,000 people attended the protest in the capital, Paris. On the 11th day of the protests, the turnout was less compared to the other days.
ATTACKED MACRON’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Demonstrators, who took to the streets during President Macron’s official visit to China, attacked La Rotonde, one of Macron’s favorite restaurants in the capital, Paris, and set the restaurant’s awnings on fire.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE A CANCELLATION DECISION
The Constitutional Council, which has the power to cancel some or all of the reforms, will decide on the controversial pension reform passed by parliament on 14 April. Experts say the Constitutional Council is unlikely to repeal the pension reform law.
2 GENSO PROPOSAL WAS GIVEN
After the pension reform was passed using the 3rd paragraph of Article 49 of the Constitution without being put to a vote in the National Assembly, two motions of no confidence were submitted against the government of President Macron. Although 278 deputies voted in favor of the first no-confidence motion, it was rejected because the majority of 287 votes could not be achieved with 9 votes. The second motion of no confidence, on the other hand, was unsuccessful with 94 votes in favour. Pension reform was enacted after both motions of no confidence failed in the National Assembly.
THE PENSION AGE WILL INCREASE GRADUALLY 3 MONTHS EACH YEAR
According to the reform, which has sparked protests across the country, the retirement age in France will be gradually increased by 3 months each year, starting from 1 September. The retirement age will reach 63 years and 3 months in 2027 and 64 years in 2030. From 2027, it will be necessary to have worked for 43 years to receive the full pension.