the fight over pensions does not mask internal tensions
Raquel Garrido at a meeting in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis) GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP In…
Raquel Garrido at a meeting in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis) GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
In a meeting in Bobigny, the slingers opposed to Jean-Luc Mélenchon could not fight against the images of a full house in Montpellier around the leader Insoumis, also in a meeting against the reform.
They were perhaps 200 activists opposed to the pension reform, gathered Thursday evening at the Bobigny Labor Exchange (Seine-Saint-Denis) by the deputy LFI Raquel Garrido. Around her, behind the table, other deputies rebellious having more or less openly denounced the internal governance and strategy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the battle for pensions: Clémentine Autain, Alexis Corbière, Éric Coquerel, François Ruffin… But facing them in Montpellier, at the same time, several hundred of activists – 1400 according to the organizers – gave Jean-Luc Mélenchon a standing ovation. The leader of the Insoumis organized his meeting at the last minute to counter that of the slingers.
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