Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Retreats: shops on the route of the event on Tuesday will have to close


The Paris police prefect, Didier Lallement, took two decrees on Saturday, December 7, concerning the new day of mobilization on Tuesday against the pension reform, one relating to the closure of shops, the other on perimeter bans. Like last Thursday, the prefect issued a decree obliging shops and establishments located on the route – from place Vauban (7th) to place Denfer-Rochereau (14th) – to close for the duration of the event.

He also asks owners or managers to take “means of protecting their establishments against damage and looting”, to close their terraces and to remove all objects and furniture that could serve as projectiles. Parking is also prohibited on the procession route.

The prefect of police also issued an order banning movement and demonstrations for the perimeters around the Elysée Palace and the Ministry of the Interior, in the areas of the National Assembly, the Hôtel de Matignon and of Notre-Dame-de-Paris cathedral.

During the first day of interprofessional demonstration last Thursday, the mobilization was massive in the street with more than 800,000 demonstrators according to the Ministry of the Interior. In the capital, incidents broke out on the route.

(With AFP)

Pension reform Strike of December 5