Pension reform: Jean-Luc Mélenchon offers “a great march” in Paris today

Pension reform: Jean-Luc Mélenchon offers “a great march” in Paris today

Jean-Luc Mélenchon and rebellious France have called for a new mobilization against pension reform. After the demonstrations that brought together more than a million people in France on Thursday 19th January, LFI is joining various youth organizations in a “March for Pensions” this Saturday in Paris.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon has not yet said his last word on pension reform. With his party, he intends to continue the movement marked on Thursday, January 19, which brought together almost 1.2 million people across France.

La France insoumise has joined forces with several youth associations to create a new call for the demonstration. This “walk for pensions” started at 2pm this afternoon from Place de la Bastille. Jean-Luc Mélenchon claimed to “curse” Emmanuel Macron, whom he accuses of wanting to “commodify our entire existence”.

“Be cursed for wanting to turn our entire existence into commodities (…) everything pollutes, everything spoils, everything reduces, everything quantifies,” he said, starting from the roof of the demonstration organizers’ truck.

“We defend the right to live fully and humanely in leisure time, in self-chosen time. And what are they going to do? What they want to do all the time, which is to turn everything, living or inanimate, into a commodity,” added Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was present alongside the dozen youth organizations that had called for this march.

In a note published on his blog during Thursday’s major strike, Jean-Luc Mélenchon made the origin of this new mobilization very clear: it is above all a march initiated by youth organizations with which rebellious France and its leaders have allied themselves.

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who no longer wanted to run in the parliamentary elections after his failure in the presidential elections in 2022, is still present at the demonstrations and protest marches.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who led the procession on October 16 in the demonstration against the high cost of living, was also present on Thursday at the mobilization in Marseille against the pension reform.

After a worldwide mobilization without clashes or major incidents, the main challenges of this new march for LFI and its founder will be to get their demands through, including retirement at 60 and an increase in the minimum wage, to show their support for workers. , all without overflows.