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France. Protests against the extreme right in several cities

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Thousands of people are expected to hold protests against the extreme right in several French cities on Saturday and Sunday. They were announced in connection with the prospect of victory of the National Union in the parliamentary elections. There will be a demonstration in Paris on Saturday, with 50,000 to 100,000 participants expected.

These protests are called by five trade union confederations, left-wing parties and social organizations. The aim of Saturday and Sunday's rallies is to mobilize voters to prevent the far right from gaining a majority in parliament. This is because after the results elections president to the European Parliament Emmanuel Macron dissolved the National Assembly.

The great trade union headquarters of the CGT (Powszechna Confederation Labour), affiliated with the French Communist Party, published a map on its website showing 186 meeting places in 95 of 96 French departments.

Jordan Bardella and Marine Le PenPAP/EPA/ANDRE PAIN

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Brest, Lille, Strasbourg, Nantes, Grenoble and the second largest city France – Marseille, they are going to demonstrate on Saturday. On Sunday, the following gatherings are planned: in Caen in Normandy and Saint-Brieuc in Brittany.

In Paris, the demonstration will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday from Place de la République. The police said they expected from 50,000 to 100,000 participants.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/ANDRE PAIN

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