Near Toulouse, a mobilization to say no to paid parking at the Union clinic
Through Lucie Fraissé
The call to demonstrate was launched by mayors of municipalities from the north-east of Toulouse. 27 mayors, from all political stripes, who called for a rally in front of the clinic The union, a Saint Jean (Haute-Garonne) this Saturday, November 20, at 3 p.m., to say no to the paid parking lot of the health establishment.
A peaceful gathering
“The event took place in a very good atmosphere, analyzes Marc Péré, mayor of L’Union and one of the spearheads of the mobilization. We were between 400 and 500, citizens but also many elected officials. “
The rally was held in the greatest calm. The Ramsay health group, which owns the L’Union clinic, had been one of its deep concerns before the demonstration took place and had promised to prosecute in the event of material damage or limited access to care.
“For us, it’s unbearable”
Several speeches took place during the demonstration: Marc Péré, mayor of The union, Didier Cujives, mayor of Paulhac and Bruno Espic mayor of Saint Jean thus expressed themselves.
“We are calling for a return to free care. For us it is unbearable to see people who come to the clinic and who cannot pay 40 to 50 euros per month to visit a loved one.
Elected officials have already made an appointment to a new gathering, probably at the beginning of the year 2022. “Until then, our door remains open to discuss with the general management of the clinic: we hope that they will listen to reason, underlines Marc Péré. Today we wanted to make a show of force, to show that we had the support of the population. “
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