French strikers cut ELECTRICITY to thousands of homes, companies and even the Bank of France in bid to force Macron to scrap hated pension reforms | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

French strikers cut ELECTRICITY to thousands of homes, companies and even the Bank of France in bid to force Macron to scrap hated pension reforms

Trade unions cut power to 50,000 homes in Bordeaux and 40,000 in Lyon.

Train services across France also remained disrupted as half a million protested.

President Emmanuel Macron is trying to reform pension system to make it equal.

Thousands of French homes, companies and even the Bank of France have been left without power as strikers march through the streets demanding President Emmanuel Macron drops his hated pension reforms.

Trade unions deliberately severed the electricity supply to 150,000 homes across Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes and Cherbourg yesterday, and threatened to repeat the action unless the government backs down.

Clinics, fire stations, and railway stations were also left with the lights off, said the government, as the capital Paris remained wracked by protests and without public transport.

Restaurant bookings have also collapsed by 40 to 50 per cent, the French Chamber of Commerce said today, while there was a 30 per cent fall in visitors to city shopping centres despite the Christmas rush, and a six per cent fall in footfall in malls outside cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that Macron can do something, other than behaving like a spoiled child, due to that fact that the country hates his attempted pension reforms.

Comments

Non-violent revolution.......

Ethan Allen and...

on a massive scale. People are getting pissed.The whole world is a powder keg.
The Uber rich are trying to take everything away from the people.

Middle Age serfs kicked back only 1/3 of their income to the lord,drank beer all day,had about 80 holidays a year and other than a few plagues and the Black Death here and there,a good time was had by all.

In the Spirit of Lafayette... Vive La France!
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/vive-la-france/
https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_Marquis_de_Lafayette

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