One demonstration authorized, another prohibited for May 1

A week after the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, it is already time for mobilization. In Rennes, for the traditional parade on May 1, the unions will demonstrate not in the city center but in the popular district of Blosne, as in 2019. The procession will start at 10 a.m. from the Blosne metro stop.

If this rally is authorized, another rally scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in the historic center of the city has just been banned by the prefect of Ille-et-Vilaine. The call to demonstrate was launched by the Rennes ultra left. “This demonstration, illegal, is prohibited by decree in view of the violent actions recently carried out by this small group”, underlines the prefect.

After the first and second rounds of the presidential election, incidents broke out in the city center following the announcement of the results. Several businesses had been tagged, street furniture destroyed and garbage cans set on fire. Seven people were arrested on Sunday. In this context, the prefect therefore issued a prohibition order “in view of the proven risks of disturbing public order”.

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