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A woman holds a sign during a demonstration against the National Rally, at the call of feminist organizations, in Paris, June 23, 2024.

“Feminist alerts against the extreme right”, one week earlier than the primary spherical of the legislative elections. Tens of 1000’s of individuals, in response to associations and unions, demonstrated on Sunday June 23 in Paris and France to denounce the ” hazard “ for girls's rights {that a} victory for the National Rally (RN) would signify. Feminist associations, unions and NGOs denounce the “facade feminism” displayed by the far-right get together.

Many carrying purple, the emblematic coloration of feminism, between 13,000 folks, in response to the police headquarters, and 75,000, in response to the organizers, demonstrated underneath the solar within the capital, on the name of greater than 200 associations (Foundation girls, Family Planning, #Noustoutes…), NGOs (Oxfam, France Terre d’Asile…) and unions (CGT, CFDT…).

In the areas, 14,000 demonstrators had been recorded in 41 gatherings, in response to police sources. Last Saturday, the parades in opposition to the far proper on the name of the unions introduced collectively between 250,000 (authorities) and 640,000 (CGT) folks in France, together with 75,000 to 250,000 in Paris.

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“The far right in power attacks abortion”

L'“feminist alert” materialized symbolically with an alarm and whistles sounded at 4 p.m. by demonstrators, many carrying purple, an emblematic coloration of feminism. With, within the Parisian procession, indicators “Neither husband nor boss, neither Marine nor Macron”, “machismo breeds fascism”and a majority of girls but additionally males, even a number of boys with their moms.

Cécile, 53, SNCF agent and single mom of 4 kids, interviewed by The world, got here together with her youngest to mark her attachment to “social equality, women’s rights and purchasing power”. “Women work here, they have a place… it’s the complete opposite of the vision of the National Rally family”she denounced.

“How can women vote for the National Rally when it is a party that is against abortion? »for her part questioned Juliette, 42 years old, with the World. “We know very well what the extreme right’s vision is of the place of women, their choice to have children or not”this historical past and geography professor was indignant, citing the instance “of Meloni’s Italy and Orban’s Hungary”.

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Also crossed within the Parisian procession by The world, physician Emmanuelle Piet, feminist activist on the head of the Feminist Collective Against Rape, mentions “reproductive rights of course”but additionally “access to care for all, with or without papers”as one of many causes which led her to exhibit this Sunday. “Every time the far right comes to power somewhere, it attacks the right to abortion, I don’t see why there would be a French exception”Sarah Durocher, president of Family Planning, additionally instructed the press.

Unveil “the true face of the RN”

Demonstrators display a “Feminists against the far right” banner during a demonstration organized by feminist associations and unions against the RN, in Bordeaux, June 23, 2024.

The leaders of the CFDT Marylise Léon, the CGT Sophie Binet, the SNES-FSU Sophie Vénétitay additionally marched in Paris to denounce “the true face of the RN”, just like the “rebellious” Clémentine Autain, the previous minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and even the actress Corinne Masiero, famous journalists from Agence France-Presse. Also current was actress Judith Godrèche, dedicated in opposition to sexual and gender-based violence.


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In Bordeaux, some 2,000 demonstrators, in response to the prefecture, discovered themselves behind a banner “The far right must step back, not our rights”. In Toulouse, between 880 folks, in response to the prefecture, and 1,500, in response to the organizers, demonstrated in a festive environment. “Woman and young, the double punishment” Or “Lesbians against fascism”might we learn on indicators.

There had been no less than a thousand of them in Lyon, some chanting “Sexist RN, feminist response”, a number of hundred in Rennes and Strasbourg (450 in response to the prefecture) with amongst them Christine Poret, 65, retired instructor, who believes that the RN needs “the domestication of women, (…) the return of women to their primary, biological functions”.

Pointed out, the far-right get together denounced this week “caricatures” and ” lies “. In a video addressed to “all the women of France”its president, Jordan Bardella, accused Tuesday “the extreme left” of “assume a monopoly on women’s rights”.

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