the demonstrations brought together seven to ten times more people than in 2022, against a backdrop of protests against the pension reform
In Paris: “France is not a company. We have to deal with everyone” Marie, who…
In Paris: “France is not a company. We have to deal with everyone”
Marie, who testifies under an ***umed first name, came to parade in the street, alone, because her wish is to “Blow up Macron”, “blow up the government”. This 76-year-old Parisian, who wears a yellow vest, says she participated “at all events” during the fall of 2018 and the winter of 2019. At the time, it was already to express his aversion to the President of the Republic. Today, this feeling has not left her. “I hate this personality, he does not listen to a whole people, he is contemptuous, he puts too many people in danger. It’s unbearable. » She does not believe that the executive will give up on its pension reform: “We need a revolution, but it is absolutely necessary to protest. »
Sofiane, 41, came with his wife and their daughters, aged 7 and 9. The youngest is holding a sign, with this inscription: “It’s the end of their world.” Resident in the eastern suburbs of Paris, this trained pastry chef disapproves of retirement at 64, and criticizes the communication of the President of the Republic: “He is more manager of a start-up than manager of the country. France is not a business. You have to deal with everyone. » He also criticizes Emmanuel Macron for having divided the population and for having “everything to qualify Marine Le Pen for the final”.
Vincent, 54, wanted “showing off a little, to restore the balance in favor of those who work”. “Even if the pension law is p***ed, we can always say that we don’t agree with it. And give weight to the unions for the other battles to be waged, on wages, the rise in inflation”, says this executive, employed in an engineering company. He finds that the government “don’t listen”. He is especially concerned about the political consequences of the period: “Where are these disgruntled people going? They must not go to the extreme right. »