They were about 80 000 demonstrators, according to the police, at the Place d’Italie, walking to Les Invalides. This gathering is the most important one since the beginning of the rallying, three months ago.
Though they didn’t manage to find their place in the moment, the trade unions wanted this day to be a weighty proof of their influence as an opposition force against the economic policy of the government.
40 woundeds, 58 interrogations : those figures reveal another reality. Despite a significant police presence and the importance of several syndicates’ security units, the demonstration has been the place of serious confrontations.