Selin ATAY-TDO- In France, demonstrations were organized by trade unions against the economic and social policies of the government, with increasing layoffs in the country.
At the calling of several trade unions, such as the General Confederation of business (CGT), hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the capital Paris ' Republique Square and marched to The Nation Square.
During the demonstration, activists reacted to the economic and social policies of Macron and the government, as well as the dismissal of employees in various sectors in the outbreak of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19). The demonstrators argued that the French government should provide economic support to companies and layoffs that are financially struggling because of the outbreak of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).
During the demonstration, anti-Macron and anti-government slogans were chanted and various banners were held. Sofi Ramambason, one of the activists who attended the demonstration, chanted "Macron, we are here, even if you don't want to." Sofi Ramambason reacted to the inequalities of the Macron administration, saying they were united for social, justice and tax Equality. “Everyone here is fighting the same challenge. I believe that the people will come one day", Sofi Ramambason said during the protest.
As well as labor unions, student unions, left-wing politicians and yellow vests attended the demonstration in which high-level security measures were taken.
On the other hand, officials of the RATP company and the French National Railways Company, which are responsible for public transport in Paris, have also launched a partial strike against the social policies of the French government. Due to the strike organized by the companies regulating public transport, disruptions occurred in public transport vehicles and intercity train services.
Similar strikes and demonstrations were also held in cities such as Marseille, Lyon and Bordeaux.