The AFP news agency reports that according to the data provided by the French authorities on October 19, at noon, about four hundred and eighty thousand people came to France, whose purpose is to express the protest against the new pension reform.
So the agency emphasizes that in comparison with the last protest, the number of demonstrators has become less. According to October 16, eight hundred and twenty -five thousand people left the official data provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of France. However, according to representatives of trade unions, then the number of demonstrators exceeded three million. As for the calculation of trade unions regarding the total number of demonstrators on October 19, they are not given.
Due to the strike of the fuel ports and storage facilities through which oil products are imported into France, as well as as a result of blocking the demonstrators of oil depots, in this country there is an acute shortage of fuel. So Sky News reports that gasoline today is 2.5 thousand. out of 12.5 thousand. gas stations operating in the country ended gasoline. To solve the problem on the eighteenth of October, the French authorities formed a special anti -crisis headquarters.
In conclusion, we recall that the protests that have been held in France since May of this year are caused by the plans of the authorities to increase the threshold of the retirement age to 62 years.