The Paris City Hall estimated the damage from the protests against the pension reform at €1.6 million

The vice-mayor of Paris, Emmanuel Gregoire, said that the “damage to urban infrastructure” caused by protests against pension reform is estimated at € 1.6 million. Parisianthis amount takes into account the costs in connection with the participation in the protests of “radical citizens”.

City officials spent €536,000 cleaning up the streets after the protests. Another €106,000 was allocated to repair barriers, bus stops and bank windows. The most costly for the city budget was the repair of billboards and press kiosks.

According to Parisien, the size of the damage from the protests against the pension reform exceeds that observed from the actions of supporters of the yellow vests movement in 2018. Then the Parisian authorities spent €1.4 million. At the same time, Emmanuel Gregoire stressed that the protests were peaceful until French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born passed the bill bypassing Parliament.

According to the pension reform, in particular, the retirement age is raised from 62 to 64 years by 2030. Against the background of the proposed reform in France, protests have not subsided for several weeks. However, the bill was officially adopted, and the French constitutional council recognized the reform as legal, with some reservations.

Read more about the situation in the material “Kommersant” “The President of France asks to forget about the pension.”

Lusine Balasyan


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