Garbage trucks are unable to collect rubbish in large parts of the city due to strikes that have affected the French capital in recent days.
The city of Paris has a waste problem. The strikes that have affected the French capital in recent days against raising the retirement age have affected the city’s garbage collection services, and all over the streets, black garbage bags are piling up, creating real mountains of garbage.
According to a spokeswoman for the Paris mayor, CNN quotedOn Saturday, more than 4,400 tons of rubbish was waiting to be collected across the city.
According to the same source, the problem lies in the blockage of garbage incinerators due to strikes, which means that garbage trucks cannot collect garbage in a large part of the city, because there is nowhere to put it.
However, not all neighborhoods were affected, as there are private companies responsible for garbage collection in ten municipal districts, which means that only half of the 20 circles Parisians have turned into an open-air dump.
About a million people demonstrated, Saturday, in France, to protest against reforming the government retirement system, protest organizers estimated that 300,000 of them were in Paris, after President Emmanuel Macron announced his intention to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64 years.
This day of protest, the seventh consecutive weekly mobilization, was held by the main French unions, led by the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), and involved the leader of Insubmissive France, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was present at the Marseille demonstration that brought together some seven thousand people.
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