On the night of May 28, protesters against pension reform set fire to a police station in Lyon, France. A video from the scene of the incident appeared on Radar ID’s Twitter account.
“Last night in Lyon, protesters against pension reform set barricades on fire, broke into a police station and committed an act of vandalism,” the report says.
In addition, the protesters tried to take over the city hall. The French authorities resisted after the adoption of the pension reform How many votes were not enough for the fall of the government of the Fifth Republic
In April, protesters in Paris threw bottles and garbage at the police. Also, some protesters had paintball equipment with them: paint of different colors flew at law enforcement officers.
In the same month, in Paris, protesters against pension reform set fire to the favorite restaurant of French President Emmanuel Macron. Firefighters arrived at the scene quickly extinguishing the fire, preventing it from spreading. In response, the demonstrators threw bottles and stones at them.
The law to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64 years was adopted in March without a vote in Parliament in accordance with Art. 49.3 of the Constitution of the country (“On the right of the executive to pass any law without the consent of the legislature”).
According to the reform, from September 1, 2023, the retirement period will be gradually increased and will reach 64 years in 2030.
This decision turned into mass protests and clashes with the police throughout the country.Share: