In the eyes of the international press, an image that was particularly marked during the ninth day of mobilization against pension reform: the fire at the door of the Bordeaux City Council. “Fire in front of the Bordeaux town hall”, on its website publishes the German magazine “Der Spiegel”. This information, which was dealt with in many countries, is evidence of what happened in France on Thursday, specifically Anger in the streets as a million people march against Macronas the Times titled it.
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If the French president seems determined not to back down, the same applies to the protesters.deciphered the “New York Times”, which calls A “wave of protests”. Same note for the Spanish daily El País: detractors [d’Emmanuel Macron, NDLR] They have no intention of putting up their banners and going home.”. The fill — which collected between 1.08 million (according to internals) and 3.5 million (according to CGT) — is impressive. Headlines of other major Spanish newspapers “El Mundo” “Mother of all strikes”referring to the nickname often given to pension reform (“the mother of all reforms”). “Macron speaks and the street responds to him”continues the centre-right newspaper.
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But if “The crowd was thick and angry at the government and the president”“guardian” defines it “The atmosphere was also celebratory and motivated by a demonstration of solidarity.”. If “the weather It got heavyit’s because “A group of young men called thugs, dressed in black and wearing masks, have positioned themselves at the head of the march”continues the British daily newspaper.
Police violence proven
With pictures, videos, and testimonies, the international press returned to the violence that permeated the movements. While Paris collected most of the information, the Italian daily La Stampa does not forget to mention that he was there Clashes also in the rest of the country.. For La Repubblica, another centre-left trans-Alpine newspaper, “Unlike the recent trade union demonstrations, this time the internal security services did not succeed in containing the thugs, who moved in, setting rubbish bins on fire, attacking the police on several occasions, and throwing pebbles and firecrackers.”.
Many media also confirm the violence of the security forces in the confrontations. “Police violence towards protesters has come under scrutiny as many online and in French media say they have been beaten or arbitrarily detained by riot police in recent weeks.”The Washington Post says.
Amnesty International has even criticized police repression for the violence used by the police, particularly against journalists and photographers.Argentine newspaper Clarin adds. He says so “The Australian government has lodged a protest over the police assault of two of its citizens”.
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“Power experienced as contemptible and insensitive”
During this day of protest, the question arises about the status of Emmanuel Macron and the rest of his five-year term. “In a way, the battle has already been won since the president pushed the pension reform bill.”, says the BBC. If “Protesters say they will continue” Hopefully “bring down the government”this “Table on shortness of breath”British broadcaster details.
The desire of the head of state to quickly turn the page is rather explained Unrest over pension reform turned into the biggest domestic crisis of his second term.The Daily Telegraph warned. To support his point, the conservative British daily newspaper took up the headline of the president who could be himself “The Headless King Louis XVI”according to “Fire Fury” some protesters.
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For the journalist of the Belgian daily newspaper “Soir”, this mobilization was explained by “A country that suddenly seizes it so recklessly in the face of a force that has been tested as contemptuous and insensitive”. French Express “Something like a sudden nausea in the face of a power he mocked with all its nuances of anger and contempt.”. In summary : “It’s the person of Emmanuel Macron who has suddenly become unbearable”.
Pushing the cursor even further, the “Financial Times” headline: Is France on its way to sixthH Republic? ». For the British Economic Daily, the French were outraged “It transcends Macron’s pensions and tyranny. This is an outrageous and lasting outrage against the state and its embodiment, the president.”. Was this the ninth day of mobilization “Last Stand of the Movement” or “The beginning of a new phase of struggle” Who will allow the protesters to get the changes? “It’s the Next Key Fill Numbers That Will Tell Us”says the Swiss newspaper “Le Temps”.