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Huge Protest in Paris Demands Action on Inflation and Climate Crisis

HeadlineOct 17, 2022

In France, an estimated 140,000 people took to the streets of Paris Sunday to protest the surging cost of living and to demand action on the climate crisis. The march was called by the leftist France Unbowed party.

Natalie Meriau: “I am angry because everything is going wrong: public services, mistreatment at work, the superprofits that are not taxed. We have a lot of reasons to be here today. … And there is also everything to do with climate. Inaction on climate over all these years starts to build up and to have heavy consequences. We had a terrible summer, and this will continue. If we don’t do anything, well, then — we have all these young people behind there — what kind of future will they have?”

Transport and other public sector strikes are planned for this week in France, following weeks of strikes in the energy industry.

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