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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

In France, all refineries are blocked during a general strike against pension reform

As the reports from the field show, the French responded massively to the call of the organizers of the strike. Thus, since the morning, all the country’s oil refineries, owned by the first three companies – Esso-ExxonMobil, TotalEnergies and Petroineos – have been blocked. According to Eric Selini, a representative of the chemical industry union, which is part of the CGT, “the shipment of fuel is not done everywhere”. In addition, this situation will continue until March 8.

Transport workers, nuclear power plant staff, teachers, utility workers in many cities are on strike.

Mass protests will take place across the country on March 7. In Paris, it starts at 2 p.m. (4 p.m. Moscow time). More than 60,000 people are expected.

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