While France has been experiencing a social and political crisis since the beginning of this year, against the backdrop of protests rejecting President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the retirement law, which provides for raising the retirement age to 64 years instead of 62 years, the French Ministry of the Interior announced today (Tuesday) that 406 police officers were injured. He was injured in clashes with demonstrators during the protests called by the trade unions on the occasion of Labor Day yesterday (Monday).
The European Euronews network quoted French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanan today as saying that 406 security personnel were injured after clashes with protesters yesterday (Monday), 305 of them in Paris alone, during the demonstrations condemning the amendment of the retirement age, explaining that the number of those arrested in the protests reached 540 demonstrators. .
Darmanan demanded the imposition of maximum criminal penalties against those who attack security men, noting that the number of participants in the demonstrations reached 800 thousand.
However, the trade unions indicated that about two million and 300 thousand French people participated in the demonstrations that took place in various parts of the country.