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Pension reform, live: ongoing clashes in Paris on the sidelines of a procession that set off from Place d’Italie


In Nantes: “I will never vote useful again”

For the time being, the demonstration in Nantes against the pension reform and the use of 49.3 is taking place calmly. At 3.30 p.m., tear gas canisters were fired just after the procession passed in front of the prefecture.

“Honestly, what justifies that? sighs Arnaud Gaillard, a 45-year-old computer scientist, who parades with his wife, Céline, a 42-year-old nurse. We are no longer in a democracy, I understand that people end up getting angry. »

The current political crisis, fears Céline, “Risk of causing abuses. Breakage, for me, is not the solution. It’s human to express your anger, but it’s not the right way for me to oppose the government’s plan”.

The couple, who have two children, voted for Yannick Jadot in the first round of the presidential election and for Emmanuel Macron in the second round “to block Marine Le Pen”. “Personally, it’s over, I will never vote useful again, announces Arnaud. We’ve been had for too long. »

“No measure is right for years, he laments. We have a disconnected political class. I hope a motion of censure will pass and bring down the government. »

“On such an important subject, when you have so many people in the street who say they oppose the reform, a referendum is necessary, advance Celine. But this government hears nothing. It no longer has any legitimacy. »

Yan Gauchard (Nantes, correspondent)