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

Jean-Luc Mélenchon and insubordinate France have called for a new mobilization against the pension reform. After the demonstrations which brought together more than a million people in France on Thursday January 19, LFI joins various youth organizations for a “march for pensions” this Saturday in Paris.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon has not said his last word on pension reform. With his party, he intends to extend the movement marked by the day of Thursday January 19 which brought together nearly 1.2 million people throughout France.

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

“Be cursed for wanting to transform our entire existence into merchandise (…) dirty everything, spoil everything, reduce everything, quantify everything”, he launched from the roof of the truck of the organizers of the demonstration.

“We are defending the right to live fully and humanely in free time, in self-chosen time. And what do they want to do? What they want to do all the time, namely to transform any living or inanimate thing into merchandise, ”added Jean-Luc Mélenchon, present alongside the dozen youth organizations who had called for this march.

In a note published on his blog during the great strike on Thursday, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had been very clear as to the origin of this new mobilization: it is a march at the initiative of youth organizations before everything, with which rebellious France and its leader have allied themselves.

Not having wished to stand again in the legislative elections after his failure in the presidential election of 2022, Jean-Luc Mélenchon nevertheless continues to be present during the demonstrations and protest marches.

Already at the head of the procession on October 16 during the march against the high cost of living, Jean-Luc Mélenchon was also present within the Marseille mobilization against the pension reform on Thursday.

After a global mobilization without clashes or major incidents, the main challenges of this new march for LFI and its founder will be to pass their requests – retirement at 60 and an increase in the minimum wage, among others – in order to show its support for workers. , all without overflows.

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