This was the seventh march taken out by the retirees since the election of Emmanuel Macron as the president of France.
Peoples Dispatch speaks to Anaïs Fley, national secretary of the Union of Communist Students in France, on the protests in the country over the past few months, the dangers of the policies of Emmanuel Macron and the role of the students and youth in transforming French society
Over 300,000 people are believed to have taken part in protests called for by major trade unions on March 19. Three days before the mobilization, the Yellow Vests marked the 18th consecutive week of their protest
Around 300,000 people took part in rallies and marches in 200 cities across the France. Around the same time, the French parliament passed an anti-hooliganism law that bars protesters from hiding their faces and gives local authorities the power to ban individual protesters
Reports say that the Disarm collective, a local group that campaigns against police violence, has counted 98 cases of serious injuries till now, including 15 cases of people losing an eye to rubber bullets
Belying claims by critics that the movement was weakening, 50,000 protesters took to the streets of France over the weekend. Their demands included constitutional reform to introduce referendums on various issues