Some 150,000 people marched on Saturday, January 21 in Paris, against the pension reform, according to the youth organizations initiating the demonstration.

"We are 150,000. The #Marche21Janvier is a huge success", wrote on Twitter Colin Champion, president of the La Voix Lycéenne union, when L'Alternative, another student union, welcomed "a very massive mobilization at the call of the youth".

We are 150,000.

The #January21March is a huge success.

Great moment of strength and hope for high school girls, high school students and young people in the mobilization against the #ReformesDesRetraites.

On January 31, we will make them bend!

— Colin Champion (@ColChampion) January 21, 2023

This figure was also taken up by La France insoumise, support of the demonstration, and other youth movements within the parties present in the procession.

Two days earlier, another day of protest against pension reform had brought together between one and two million people across France, according to police or CGT estimates.

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The stated objective of Saturday's parade was to obtain a mobilization at least equal to that of the "march against the high cost of living" organized by the mélenchonistes and which had drained 140,000 participants according to the organizers, 30,000 according to the police. .

The bill providing in particular for the decline in the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 must be presented to the Council of Ministers on Monday.

With AFP

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