The president was not welcome on Tuesday evening in Saint-Denis. More than 300 people gathered in front of the Legion of Honor education house, where Emmanuel Macron was to attend a concert. The rally took place in a crowded town hall square, near the Basilica of Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis).
In a festive atmosphere and to the sound of many improvised orchestras, the demonstrators chanted “Macron resignation” or “Macron is waging war on us, his police too, but we too are still being determined!” »
“We remain mobilized”
A few meters from the demonstration, the street leading to the concert venue has been cordoned off. The demonstrators were kept at a safe distance by barriers and a large police force. “I am here so that Macron cannot walk around in peace anywhere in France,” Marie, a history and geography teacher at a college in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint- Dennis).
“This mobilization is something that we had not seen for a very long time. We remain mobilized, ”added the teacher, who refused to give her surname, member of a “poor reception committee” of the Head of State. This group scrutinizes the presidential agenda to organize calls to demonstrate.