According to polls, two out of three French people are against these changes, which is why since January 19 there have been massive protests, as well as strikes in transport and the energy sector.
“When there are millions of people in the streets, when there are strikes and all we get from the other side is silence, people ask: what else do we have to do to be heard,” said Philippe Martinez, union leader. CGT.
Despite the protests, the president said the project will not be withdrawn. It is under debate in the Senate to later go to the National Assembly and give it the final vote.
For the demonstrations, between 800,000 and one million people are expected to attend 230 mobilizations scheduled throughout the country.