Clashes between protesters and police in Paris marked May Day in France, marking thousands of people across the country and Europe who worked for economic and social justice and opposed the government’s plans to change unemployment insurance benefits.
Police in the French capital have arrested 34 people, set fire to trash cans and smashed bank windows. There were works in Turkey and Germany.
Pictures of the encounter in Paris were posted on social networks.
Union members were joined by members of the Yellow West movement, which created waves of protest three years ago, and workers in areas severely affected by epidemic controls, such as culture.
Protesters, mostly wearing masks, are within the rules Coronavirus, Posters reading “Dividends, not unemployment benefits, lazy income”, “We want to live, not survive”.
“As reflected in the unemployment insurance reform plans we want to give up, a lot of money is already going to those with very little,” said Philip Martinez, head of the CGT union.
About 300 protests took place in the cities of Lyon, Nantes, Lille and Toulouse.
Turkey and Germany
Turkish police have arrested dozens of people who tried to stage a march in Istanbul despite a ban on demonstrations due to an epidemic.
Trying to approach the standard of protest square taksim, where he was arrested 100 demonstrators. Police prevented the demonstrators from detention and put the populations involved.
The Istanbul Contemporary Lawyers Association said 170 people had been arrested.
Turkey has been under strict imprisonment since April 29 following the third wave of the Kovid-19 epidemic.
In Germany, dozens of protesters, including Putin’s critics and Kovid-19 deniers, staged demonstrations, including by the far left.
The first part of the day went without incident, but later protesters clashed with police.
In Berlin, they clashed with a group of police officers, rioting with bottles and firecrackers. Several policemen were injured.
* With international agencies.