May 1st parades: events organized throughout France


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The Parisian procession on May 1 will start at 2 p.m., Place de la République. 300 gatherings will also take place throughout France at the call of the CGT, FO and student unions.

The unions are back in the streets, Saturday, May 1, after being deprived of a parade in 2020 because of the epidemic. 300 gatherings are planned in France. “This is the main stake: to be in the street again (…) the activists are happy to meet again this morning, they tell us that it is important to be there again, even if they fear not to be very numerous this afternoon at the event “, explains journalist Gaëlle-Anne Dolz, live from Place de la République for the 13 Hours of France 2.

One year before the presidential election, the demands of the demonstrators range from defending public services to challenging government reforms. In Paris, the parade will start from Place de la République at 2 p.m. at the call of the CGT, FO and student unions. “The CFDT for its part organized a virtual meeting on the Internet because it believes that the health risk is not yet raised”, adds Gaëlle-Anne Dolz.

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