More than 1 million people demonstrated across France on Thursday, March 23, against the pension reforms. Media reported that the protest were fierce and determined. Furthermore, “enormous degrading” of public buildings and commerce”, “far more important than in precedent demonstrations”, “extreme left, who want to take down the state and kill police and ultimately take over” was reported. Additionally, police was covered with petrol bombs, objects and fireworks. A haze of tear gas fumes covered Paris.
Besides, in Nantes, Rennes and Lyon, the struggles were harsh. In Lorient, an administrative building was attacked and the courtyard of the police station was set ablaze and its windows crushed. In Bordeaux the town hall has been set on fire. The struggles were so fierce that the planned visit of the English King to France was postponed.
A dozen members and sympathizers of the The Ligue de la Jeunesse Révolutionnaire were present at the Parisian demonstration until the end. Gathering hundreds of thousands of people, the demonstration was combative and determined.
56,000 people took the streets in Gernoble, LJR reported:
The Limoges committee of la Cause du Peuple and the Jeunes Révolutionnaires participated in the March 23 demonstration. It has been reported that it was a massive and combative revolutionary demonstration. The police, often overwhelmed, injured several people to repress the rally and arrested about twenty demonstrators, including 2 minors. A railway worker suffered head injuries. CRS, Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité, Anti-Riot-Police, baton-charged protesters and brutalized them at the demonstration in Limoges:
The Ligue de la Jeunesse Révolutionnaire participated in road blockings in Lyon:
The Ligue de la Jeunesse Révolutionnaire published pictures of the mobilization of students of the faculty of Paris 8 of the Université Saint-Denis: