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The road, earlier than the polls. French individuals, united, demonstrating, Saturday June 15, to attempt to repress an electoral groundswell which is getting ready to propel the intense proper to energy, for the primary time for the reason that introduction of the Ve Republic. It is a gathering with historical past to which 1000’s of demonstrators all through France wished to go. Marseille, Strasbourg, Bayonne, Toulon, Nancy, Reims, Rennes, Clermont-Ferrand, Nantes, Valenciennes… 250,000 individuals, in response to the police, 182 gatherings all through the nation have been recorded by the CGT, which had known as for demonstrations towards the intense proper with 4 different unions, a number of associations and left-wing events. Although a lot of the gatherings have been held peacefully, some confrontations gave rise to twenty arrests in France, together with 9 in Paris, and 16 police custody on the nationwide stage, together with 5 in Paris.

The demonstration in Nantes, June 15, 2024. The demonstration in Nantes, June 15, 2024.

Lots of individuals, younger individuals, households with kids, retirees, undermined, or animated, it relies upon, by a nagging double sensation. Between the dizziness of the aftermath of July 7, the date of the second spherical of early legislative elections, and the unquenchable need to battle till the tip. Wouldn't or not it’s quite with the final vitality of despair, because the situation appears so written? I don't believe that the left can win these elections, but it can prevent the RN from having a majority. It could be the start of something,” advance Laurent Dolias. Is this actually the dominant feeling? “Make a rampart!” “, ” It just isn’t completed ! “, many others shout. In any case, at 54 years old, this history-geography professor from Aix-en-Provence came to Marseille in order to “being able to express yourself and not feel alone. »

“Please live up to it”

In the festive and dense parade which left the Old Port of Marseille at the very beginning of the afternoon and which brought together several thousand people, Axelle Beaumont, 27, went up the flow brandishing a homemade sign: Youth annoys the National Front “. “Revulsed by the worry of the transition to energy” of the RN, “who will be able to let climate refugees die on our doorstep”the younger girl welcomed the structure of the New Popular Front ” with joy. All the values ​​of the social left come together today and we know that, if we put political egos aside, it can work. But Nupes had failed, so we remained cautious. »

On the left, Laurent Dolias and Virginie Pigeard, teachers.  On the right, Axelle Beaumont, 27 years old, nursery worker. On the left, Laurent Dolias and Virginie Pigeard, teachers.  On the right, Axelle Beaumont, 27 years old, nursery worker.

Since the a number of explosion dissolution determined by Emmanuel Macron, everybody nonetheless needs to consider within the begin. “Meloni, Trump, Bardalla. Get me out of here! » proclaims the card handed out by Mélanie, 26, in Strasbourg, where the environmentalist mayor, Jeanne Barseghian, launched the demonstration with a : “Faced with the endangerment of human rights, we will not give up! » “I march to be numbered, continues Mélanie. To show that we are there for the New Popular Front and also say to them: “please live up to it.” »

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