Strike of January 16: actions of a new kind

Strike of January 16: actions of a new kind

Opponents of the pension reform seek to vary their mode of action. Some are blocking ports, others refineries.

Strike of January 16: actions of a new kind

Bercy targeted by slippers. Thursday, January 16, demonstrators launched these particular projectiles against the Ministry of the Economy to denounce the influence of lobbies. In Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), the exams were postponed to the university after the intervention of striking teachers. The demonstrators want to think outside the box and rely on symbolic actions.

Operation “dead port”

To remain visible, opponents of the pension reform are blocking strategic points, such as an oil depot in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), with the objective of weighing as much as possible on the economy. Since Wednesday January 15, a “dead port” operation has been launched by the CGT throughout France. It should end on Friday. Tuesday in the Paris suburbs, strikers welded the gates of a sorting center before being evacuated by the police.