Paris garbage collectors strike: the confrontation between the police headquarters and the town hall
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One of the most visible struggles in mobilizing against pension reform remains that of the garbage collectors. On the 12th day of the strike, the situation in the capital is still complicated.
Tensions on Friday March 17th in the morning, in Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne). The gendarmes tried to drive them away picket line In front of the housing dump trucks roadblock. Clients resist which leads to quarrels. The union representative is placed on the floor and handcuffed. With the police gone, the strikers regain lost ground. Despite this intrusion, no truck will be leaving this morning. On the 12th day of the strike, nearly 10,000 tons of rubbish have accumulated on the streets of Paris so far.
A decision from the police command
A confrontation begins between the prefect of the Paris police, Laurent Nunez, and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, support the social movement. And in an order denounced by the police prefect on Thursday.Waste accumulation and damaged litter boxes“, the “Risks in terms of hygiene and fire” She demanded “appropriate, necessary and proportionate measures”. The Paris City Council ordered the installation of a minimum collection service. According to the police headquarters, two roadblocks were opened and the strike personnel were confiscated to allow the first trucks to disembark. But it will be days before Paris regains its sanity.