Loss prevails in France due to the protests against the increase in the retirement age. Popular anger threatens to disrupt the Briton’s visit next week monarch Charles of III as the trade unionists say they have him “in their crosshairs”.
“We will continue our mobilizations (against the reform plan) and this visit will be in our sights,” warned Mathieu Aubry (General Confederation of Workers) and Ivan Faure of the Force Ouvriere union speaking to the Sud-Ouest newspaper this week.
“It is almost certain that the king will not be able to get the tram to Bordeaux as he planned,” also predicted Pascal Mesguenot, CFTC union representative at transport authority Transports Bordeaux Métropole (TBM).
However, as stated today, Friday (24/3) by the country’s Minister of the Interior, Geral Darmanen, the France is ready to welcome the British monarch despite the protests.
“We are too focused. We are ready to welcome him under excellent conditions” the minister emphasized to the CNews TV network.
“The protests are likely to affect logistical issues of the royal visit,” says Buckingham
Source of his Palaces Buckingham he said earlier in the week, according to the Athens News Agency, that the protests could affect logistical issues for the royal visit, although Paris police chief Laurent Nine told BFMTV he was “very calm” ahead of the visit.
Charles is making his first official visit as king abroad from March 26 to 29. As well as a dinner at the Palace of Versailles, he will visit the Arc de Triomphe in Paris before addressing the Senate, a first for a British monarch. According to the program of the visit, he will also go to Bordeaux where he will travel by tram.
Emmanuel Macron “is certainly more comfortable with monarchs than with the elected representatives of the people whom he denies the right to vote on the reform of his pension system,” said Ian Brossa, a spokesman for the French Communist Party, after invoking Article 49.3 of the Constitution which made it possible to approve the bill increasing the retirement age to 64 years.
Socialist senator Remi Cardon, for his part, pointed out that “it will not be a walk for Charles and the French president”.
On the far left, New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) spokesman Olivier Besançon, referring to Charles, joked to franceinfo: “We will welcome him with a strong general strike.”
Source: News Beast
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