The strikers are reinventing the movement against pension reform with new actions. Friday January 17, access to the Louvre (Paris) is blocked.
The doors of the Louvre (Paris) are closed. Friday, January 17, opponents of the pension reform blocked access to the museum. “A mobilization that surprises the 200 or so visitors, still gathered in front of the Louvre pyramid, mostly tourists who are gradually leaving this esplanade”, reports journalist Gaëlle Darengosse on the spot. While the Louvre has promised to reimburse the tickets, the announcement fails to calm visitors who demand an immediate reopening.
The blockage should continue throughout the day
“Some even insulted the demonstrators”, continues the journalist. According to the unions, at the origin of this action, the blocking of the Louvre museum should continue throughout the day. To put pressure against the government, the demonstrators reinvent the movement against the pension reform and increase the blockades, of ports or refineries for example.