Paris (IP)- French police forces attacked the anti-government demonstrations of the French people with batons and tear gas on Sunday; some protesters were injured, and dozens were arrested.

Iran PressEurope: Organizers called it a “march against the high cost of living and climate inaction.”

These days, European cities are witnessing widespread protests against the increase in the cost of living, including the increase in inflation and climate crisis and the increase in fuel prices, which has been worsened by the strikes of energy workers in France and the Ukrainian conflict with Russia. These protests are taking place, especially in France, Belgium, and Moldova; photos published on social media show that the French police disperse the protesters using batons and pepper spray.

More than 2,000 anti-riot police with urban warfare weapons were stationed on the 2-kilometer-long route of the French people's demonstration from the Place de la Nation to the Place de la Bastille in Paris.

Budget Minister Gabriel Attal denounced the continuation of the strike on Sunday as “unacceptable,” while business lobby group Medef said “150 people” were “taking the country hostage."

Organizers said 140,000 people attended Sunday’s rally. Police earlier predicted about 30,000 people would attend.

Also, on Tuesday, the French are going to demonstrate again to protest against the high prices and poor economic conditions. 

Several French unions have announced a national day of strikes on Tuesday that is expected to affect road transport, trains, and the public sector.

The high cost of energy and the fuel crisis in France have made people face the challenge of long queues at gas stations, and they are worried about the cold winter.


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