Adrien Quatennens, number two of France Insoumise (LFI), asked Monday the government to "stop dissuading" the French to demonstrate on December 5, as it was the case on Saturday for the first anniversary of the mobilization of "vests yellow. "
"I ask the government to stop dissuading" the French to go demonstrating, "December 5 will be a popular success," said Mr. Quatennens at a press conference in Paris.
According to him, the mobilization on Saturday for the first anniversary of + yellow vests has resulted in "a disorder if not organized, at least maintained" by the government.
"Prohibition to protest from the Place d'Italie, at the time when the demonstration started, and while the mayor of Paris had warned that it should not allow mobilization on this place where there are several sites of construction, prevented other + yellow vests from demonstrating, it created chaos, "he denounced.
The Paris police headquarters asked for the "cancellation" of this event from the Place d'Italie due to "the abuses and violence committed". But "behind the question of policing, it is the right to demonstrate that has been reached," insisted the number two of LFI.
"It is the role of the police headquarters to guarantee the right to demonstrate," the prefect Didier "Lallement is not up to his responsibilities," said Quatennens. His colleague in the assembly, Eric Coquerel, had asked for the resignation of Mr Lallement a few hours earlier.
According to Insousmis, "the demonstration of 5 December will be the start of the great movement against the pension reform" whose "hidden objective" is to "transfer pensions to the private sector". "Retirement by points is endless work," they also denounce.
LFI prepares with the help of economists a "counter-project", which it will present within a few weeks. This plan is "financeable", assured Mr. Quatennens. "A 1% increase in wages means 2.5 billion more contributions, 100,000 jobs created, 1.3 billion more contributions," he said.
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