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French Cup final at Paris stadium to be strike-free following authorities’ ban

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Paris, April 28 – The Paris prefecture banned trade unions from staging a protest outside the Stade de France on Saturday, where French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to attend the French Cup final, Franceinfo reports.
It is noteworthy that the ban on holding a protest near the stadium is due to several reasons, including non-compliance with the deadlines set for notification of the demonstration and the possibility of disrupting a sporting event due to the call on social networks to distribute whistles. . In addition, the Prefecture of Paris announced the need to prevent the politicization of a sporting event – the French Football Cup final, in which the clubs “Nantes” and “Toulouse” will play.
According to the radio station, the unions that organized the event called for the distribution of 30,000 red cards with inscriptions against pension reform, as well as 10,000 whistles. Spectators were supposed to wave cards saying “No pension at 64!” And the whistle in the 49th minute of the match, which would symbolize Article 49.3 of the French constitution, which pushed the government through pension reform without a vote in Parliament.

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On April 14, France’s Constitutional Council approved a key article in the pension reform bill that calls for a gradual increase in the country’s retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030. On the same day, Macron signed the law, and the document was published in the Official Journal. . After the decision of the Constitutional Council was announced, the French trade unions called for an “exclusive and popular” demonstration on May 1.
The pension reform sparked a wave of protests across France, which was accompanied by clashes between demonstrators and police officers, pogroms, riots and arrests.

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