Jean-Luc Mélenchon “curses” Emmanuel Macron for his pension reform
The march organized by several youth organizations gathered 150,000 people according to the organizers. The founder of insubordinate France spoke there.
Par Romain Herreros, Albane Guichard et Marie Haynes
POLITICS – Objective: continue to put pressure on the executive. This Saturday, January 21, several youth organizations supported by insubordinate France demonstrated against the pension reform, two days after a mass mobilization organized by the unions.
A march (which brought together 150,000 participants according to the organizers and 14,000 according to a count by the cabinet Occurrence for several media including BFMTV) during which Jean-Luc Mélenchon spoke in front of the crowd, despite his withdrawal from the political game. Succeeding Olivier Besancenot, the former candidate for the presidential election denounced a reform sacrificing “free time» future retirees, by postponing the legal retirement age to 64 years.
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«When the general trend of the past century has been to work time needed by two, increasing what is called wealth by fifty times, why should more work be done?“Questioned Jean-Luc Mélenchon, claiming”the right to live fully, humanely, in a self-chosen time».
“They say we have to work more, for what? The key to the future is not to produce more, disposable. But produce better, and to do so you have to work less”further argued the Insoumis.
“This is what you want to do Mr. Macron”
«The two years that want to take you will not make a single person more work, it will be more unemployed people, it will be more sick people, but above all it will be less life.“, insisted the former deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône, before directly targeting Emmanuel Macron.
«You are going to transform into merchandise what used to be free love, self-sacrifice, sharing, human construction, from one generation to the next… This is what you want to do Mr. Macron. Be cursed!“, continued Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “Be cursed for wanting to turn everything into a commodity, dirty everything, spoil everything, reduce everything, quantify everything! », hammered the founder of insubordinate France.
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