Direct. Strike of January 31: follow the demonstration against the pension reform in Marseille
Through Jeremy Attali
updated on 31 Jan 23 at 13:07
At the call of ten unions, the second day of strikes and mobilizations against the pension reform stands at Marseilles this Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
On January 19, approximately 30,000 people marched in Marseille according to the Prefecture of Bouches du Rhone. The procession goes to the Old Port this morning and its departure is scheduled for 10:30 am.
Strike at RTM, SNCF or in schools
The strike affects various sectors on Tuesday: transport, the trade sector, energy or even the schools Marseilles.
Follow the event LIVE from 10.20 a.m. (Jérémy Attali and Arthur Sabatier in Marseille).
1:02 p.m. The first demonstrators arrive at the Porte d’Aix, while the rest of the procession is still marching. The estimate of the prefecture should not delay any longer.
“Mr Macron can’t do anything about it”
12:59 p.m. Present in the processions of Marseilles, Jean-Luc Melenchon believes that Emmanuel Macron must step back… and get people to vote. “Something is happening with the French people. He is on the move! Mr Macron can’t do anything against that. “The former MP is campaigning for a referendum on pension reform.
205,000 people according to the CGT
12:42 p.m. The CGT believes that 205,000 demonstrators pound the pavement in the streets of Marseille this Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
12:31 p.m. Cyrielle, 67, also parades through the streets of Marseille. She is a facilitator in a school canteen in the Hautes-Alpes. “I have a precarious contract, so I will retire at 67 and a half. The reform will not change anything for me but I am in the street for the others. »
3,500 demonstrators in Arles according to the police
12:28 p.m.: The Prefecture has not yet given its estimate of the number of demonstrators in Marseille. Re Arlesthe figure has fallen: they would be 3,500.
A massive demonstration, no tension at the start of the procession
The Marseille demonstration passes quietly in front of the Mucem. The mobilization is strong because some barely parent La Canebière #GreveGeneralJanuary 31 #demonstration31january #Marseille pic.twitter.com/iyFphAuVnP
– News Marseille (@actufrmarseille) January 31, 2023
11:55 a.m. As the head of the procession arrives at the Mucem, no numbers has yet been announced by the unions regarding the number of demonstrators. For its part, the Prefecture should communicate around 1 p.m.
A brand manifesto in the streets of Marseille
11:50 a.m. The demonstration is in full swing in the streets of Marseille. We can recognize a brand manifesto: Jean-Luc Melenchonimportant figure of France Insoumise and former deputy of the city of Marseille, is present with the Marseille demonstrators.
Walkers barely leave La Canebière
11:33 a.m. The mobilization is massive. The demonstrators who garnished La Canebiere are just beginning their journey. In particular, there are processions of the CFDT.
Flights canceled at Marseille-Provence airport
On the air transport side, we note the cancellation of about fifteen flights in the direction of arrivals, while a hundred journeys were on the program. The proportion is the same in the direction of departures.
Figures that join those of January 19, the last day of mobilization against the pension reform.
To find out if your flight is cancelled, you can contact your airline.
11:17 a.m. Gerard is 74 years old. He explains: “I retired at 60. Me, I come to demonstrate so that my children can enjoy a retirement, as I did”.
A different route from January 19
11:07 a.m. The procession leaves from the Old Port and heads towards the mucem, passing by the Quai in front of the Town Hall of Marseille. Smoke bombs and firecrackers are out. The rest of the route: La Joliette, Boulevard des Dames then Porte d’Aix.
10:33 a.m. Determination is required in the processions of demonstrators. “I wouldn’t be in the cold if I didn’t believe it!” says Céline, 47.
10:30 a.m. “We will fight not to end our career at 64,” exclaims Samir, 44, a caregiver and union member at Force Ouvrière.
10:20 a.m. Many high schools are blocked by students in Marseille, as in Saint-Charles, Thiers or Montgrand, not far from the Prefecture. Slogans are out, like the famous “we will not retreat”.
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