Originally a driver protest against gaz taxes rises, then the protest took broader claims against cost of life, cost cuts on hospitals and public services in periurban spaces and countryside.
Lot of violence have been seen in this first big demonstration in Paris. French government said they were led by far-right activists, reports said far-left was there too.
& LABOUR LAW
Spring 2016, Paris. In heavy context of terrorist attacks, state of emergency and far-right threat, French government decided a labour law reform. It was met with significant public opposition and became a catalyst for strikes and demonstrations organised by trades unions and student groups. At the same time an Occupy-like movement known as Nuit Debout arose within the context of opposition to the legislation. Clashes between police and protesters quickly reached a level of violence unseen for decades.
Rémy Soubanère © 2016/17