January 19 strike: the left hails “a historic day”


A mobilization never achieved. On Thursday, according to the Interior Ministry, at least 1.1 million people demonstrated against the pension reform across France on Thursday. According to the unions, it would even be 2 million French people who would take to the streets. A manifestation of an unprecedented scale, obviously welcomed by the left. On Twitter, the coordinator of Insubordinate France, Manuel Bompard, claimed that the French had ” they showed their determination today: this is just the beginning of the fight for our pensions “, he wrote.

A new day of actions scheduled for January 31

The evening of the biggest social mobilization of the last 20 years “, the leader of the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon made an appointment” Saturday January 21 behind the youth organizations. For LFI deputy Clémentine Autain, this “ exceptional day “go” beyond our expectations “.

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Before ” the great success “demonstrations, the former ecological candidate for the presidency Yannick Jadot estimated that Emmanuel Macron” he must listen to the massive opposition of the French to his deeply unjust project and renounce it “. ” it’s just the beginning, let’s keep fighting! launched the new head of EELV Marine Tondelier.

Beyond that, the next day of action announced by the unions on January 31 is also approaching: One thing is certain, we will be there again on January 31 to face the government and its reform ” promised PCF National Secretary Fabien Roussel.

This mobilization is historic, we will fight until the end “, promised the Socialist Party, saying ” not in the Borne-Ciotti reform “, referring to the Republican president’s support for the reform desired by Emmanuel Macron and the prime minister.

Source : Le JDD

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