The Paris municipality estimates at 1.6 million euros the cost of the damage caused to its streets during the three months of mobilization against pensions, according to the newspaper “Le Parisien”. According to the first socialist vice-mayor of Paris, this amount takes into account the sole cost of damage to street furniture.
In detail, Paris spent 536,000 euros on cleanliness, and 106,000 euros on repairing tree nets, benches or bus shelters, according to what the newspaper quoted Emmanuel Gregoire, the first deputy mayor of Paris. More than €800,000 will also have to be spent on JCDecaux and Clear Channel to replace damaged newsstands and billboards.
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Paris appeals to the state
The Paris town hall intends to appeal to the state to settle the bill, according to France Bleu Paris. In May 2022, the Paris administrative court convicted the state to pay €1.4 million to the city of Paris in compensation for damages suffered during the 2018 and 2019 yellow vest demonstrations.
Since the start of the mobilization movement against the pension reform, which raised the legal retirement age to 64, France has seen 12 days of demonstrations, sometimes punctuated by violence. Some of these processions gathered a record number of demonstrators in Paris.