University of Rennes 2 Blocked Again, Cancelled Exams

This Thursday morning, between 200 to 300 people blocked the University of Rennes 2 and prevented the holding of exams. The Presidency has cancelled them and strongly condemns this action. The exams , scheduled to begin this Thursday at the University of Rennes 2 , are “cancelled” announced the presidency of the university in a message to students. Un groupe …

Pau: More than 1,200 Protesters Against the Reintroduction of Bears in the Pyrenees

More than 1,200 shepherds, farmers and elected officials from all sides, marched on Monday in Pau to oppose the reintroduction of bears in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. More than 1200 protesters, shepherds, farmers and elected officials of all stripes , marched Monday in Pau to the sound of sheep bells to oppose the reintroduction of bears in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques desired by the government. …

Normandy: The CGT in the Streets of L’Aigle.

The mobilisation against the reforms brought about sixty people on Thursday 19th April to L’Aigle in Normandy. About sixty CGT unionists from different branches gathered on Thursday 19th April up to 6pm before the Aiglonne Post. Marc Provost, local delegate CGT took the floor to inform his colleagues gathered. “The government and its parliamentary majority are closing in a deep …

Day of protest: 1,200 People Demonstrate in Cherbourg

The protest movement continues. Thursday, April 19, nearly 1,200 demonstrators, including railway workers currently on strike, marched through the streets of Cherbourg. The protesters, responding to the call of the CGT, the FSU, Sud Solidaire and UNLSD , found themselves Thursday morning in front of the town hall of Cherbourg . As usual, Pascal Besuelle warmed the crowd: “If we …

Angers: Demonstration for the Closure of a Far-Right Bar

SOCIAL:  An identity bar, called the Alvarium, opened a month ago in Angers … There are already some in Strasbourg or Lille . And each time, the opening of these “identity bars” obviously raises controversy. Several hundred people gathered Saturday afternoon in downtown Angers , to request the closure of one of them, open in late January discretion. The gathering was organized by the …

SNCF: CGT Announces a “National Demonstration” of Railway Workers on 22nd March

Philippe Martinez, leader of the CGT, announced this Friday morning a national demonstration, with a probable strike for SNCF railway workers on the 22nd March to defend their status. Philippe Martinez, leader of the CGT, announced Friday a “national demonstration” of railway workers on March 22 , to defend their “status”, questioned by a report sent Thursday to the …

Farmers Sow Chaos on the Roads around Toulouse and the Region

Big hassle circulate on the roads this Monday 5th February, 2018 around Toulouse: angry farmers block roads Gers, Tarn-et-Garonne, the Tarn and Haute-Garonne … UPDATE AT 7.15pm  The prefecture indicates that the risk of significant blockages are expected Tuesday, February 6 in the morning on the A64 motorway towards Toulouse . A snail operation is announced on the A64 …

Tourcoing Blocked by Tractors

Twenty tractors blocked downtown Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France) this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Farmers protest … Farmers demonstration this Monday, November 27, 2017 in Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France). Since the beginning of the afternoon, twenty tractors protest against the questioning of a promised reduction of some social contributions for farmers. Twenty tractors are positioned blocking traffic. The town of Tourcoing is symbolic because …

New day of Mobilization against the Reform of the Labour Code: The Disruption Expected

The CGT and Solidaires organized Thursday a third day against the ordinances in effect for almost a month, pending a possible broader action. The Union Sud et Solidaire call for mobilization on Thursday 19th October to protest against the reform of the labour code.  In turn, the executive has already moved on: the second part of its social reforms, those …