Jets shots, tear gas, arrests … The event this Thursday to demand the withdrawal of the Labour Bill, the call of seven trade unions and students has been the scene of numerous incidents and violence. Tour de France.
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projectiles against the police in Paris
The Parisian procession with 26 000 demonstrators according to the police, marched in the rain to the Place d’Italie to that of the nation, behind Philippe Martinez (CGT), Bernadette Groison (FSU), Jean-Claude Mailly (FO) and William Martinet (UNEF) . “Labor Code: withdrawal of the Bill El Khomri” proclaimed the banner head.
But clashes broke out on the sidelines processions. Some protesters climbed on cars and immobilized on the roadway. The procession stopped at several occasions and groups of a few dozen people wearing masks threw stones, firecrackers, or sticks to the police. CRS charged repeatedly.
A dozen arrests in Nantes
At Nantes, demonstrators clashed with police who used water cannons. In all, a dozen people were arrested, with the key, as many injured. From the start of the event at 11 am, dozens of young people, the hidden face, threw projectiles (stones, glass bottles …) before the opera, the police replicating with tear gas.
In front of the two leading banners proclaiming “The Artists of Tomorrow-workers say stop” and “Work Act – Insecurity in perpetuity”, many yellow vests, members of the security service schoolboy throwing of: “We stay calm!” and invited to “stay behind the banners” to “avoid breakage.”
But when the procession arrived at the University Hospital where were scheduled catches speech, several hundred young people, sometimes hooded, armed with various projectiles, left the trade union demonstration and headed for the station, particularly guarded by the police. projectiles were then launched by the demonstrators, who tried to mount the barricades.
the prefecture evoked to 4:30 p.m. “hundreds” of people who wanted to “break, confront the security forces” in the Hospital sector. the CGT estimated the procession at 30,000 while the Prefecture were 12 000 people.
tear Gas in Toulouse
clashes also marred the end of the demonstration against the labor law Toulouse, people throwing projectiles to the police, who responded with tear gas. the event, which attracted 20,000 people, police and 100 000 people according to its organizers, has shaken the quiet from 11 am to the Railway station, then through the city center.
At the end of the event, early afternoon, in the district of Saint-Cyprien, “a group of 100 to 200 individuals”, some hooded, were “hurled projectiles against the security forces, “said Frederic Rose Chief of Staff of the prefect of Haute-Garonne. The police responded with tear gas. Sometimes very closely, as shown in the video below.
Loads of CRS in Rennes
In Rennes, five people were arrested in the courtyard of the day. On the mobilization of the CGT counted 10,000 demonstrators, the Prefecture of Ille-et-Vilaine 500. The group of students and students who led the parade went straight to the clash against the security forces blocking access to the very heart of the Breton capital. The jets cans and stones, the security forces responded by firing tear gas. The youth then ebbed.
Around noon, protesters are again taken to the police who were blocking access to the site of the Parliament of Britain they wanted care to spend the night under the operation dubbed “Night standing” provided in twenty cities in France.
scuffles Place Bellecour in Lyon
In Lyon, twenty people were arrested Thursday after the demonstration against the labor law which has seen 12 000 protesters, according to the prefecture, 30,000 according to organizers. The 20 people were arrested for throwing projectiles at the security forces, including Place Bellecour, while nearly 300 youth refused to disperse.
Shortly after 16:30, sporadic clashes took place on the square, demonstrators throwing beer bottles or cans on the CRS, these retaliating by gas jets tear
13 members of the security forces wounded
in all, there have been 233 rallies or marches in Paris and the provinces, grouping 1.2 million protesters , according to the unions and 390 000 people according to police. These parades have led to more a hundred arrests . Thirteen members of the security forces were injured , according to Pierre-Henry Brandet, spokesman of the Interior Ministry.