Several thousand people attended the “March on the Elysee Palace” against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, November 18. The initiators of the demonstration were representatives of the main French trade unions, RFI reported, citing AFP.
According to the organization Social front, the coordinating representatives of several unions and movements on the March in the centre of Paris left 3,000 people, the police counted 1,800 participants. “We say to President rich that we think about what losses he’s going to provoke” chanted the Union representative of CGT, marching at the head of the column.
The demonstrators walked along the right Bank of Paris, Marshal Juana to the Boulevard Haussmann, where the Elysee Palace, with posters, banners and smoke bombs. In the procession was attended by representatives of extreme left party Jean-Luc Mélenchon France and the Rebellious anti-capitalist party NPA.
Radical activists during the movement of the column broke Windows of Bank branches and broken ATMs. The police, however, said that the March passed without major incident, unless you count about a dozen broken Windows and glass.
Previous large-scale demonstrations against the policy Rules passed Thursday, November 16. Then in all of France, according to the police, on the street, out of 80 000 people. But the Social front considered these demonstrations are too modest and called the discontented in more decisive action.
In early November published the results of a poll, according to which 59% of French people are dissatisfied with the activities of Makron.