Environmental group Extinction Rebellion begins a “multi-day” blockade in central Paris

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12:15 p.m : Here’s what to remember from this Saturday afternoon’s news:

Extinction Rebellion activists have taken up residence in the heart of Paris for an action that was set to last three days. The goal: Putting climate issues back at the center of the debate”. Follow our life.

The President and candidate for his re-election, Emmanuel Macron, will hold a meeting in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) at 3.30 p.m. For her part, the National Rallye candidate, Marine Le Pen, travels to Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre (Eure-et-Loir). Furthermore, anti-right-wing demonstrations are being organized across France, while anti-Macron activists are due to march in Paris this afternoon at the initiative of Florian Philippot’s Patriots. Follow our life.

#UKRAINE Moscow has claimed responsibility for this morning’s bombing of a military equipment factory, specifically a tank factory, in a Kyiv suburb. Follow our life.

The 2nd women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix starts at 12:35 p.m. In the absence of British titleholder Lizzie Deignan and runner-up, Dutchman Marianne Vos, who has tested positive for Covid-19, the race promises to be very open. In order not to miss anything from the race, visit francetv sport live commentary.

11:49 : In this intermediate round, Emmanuel Macron’s supporters are trying to convince the undecided on the spot. In Strasbourg, a city that put Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the lead in the first round, they are facing the resignation of left-wing voters. Here is my on-site report.


11:45 a.m : “The fact that there are people in France (…) who are demonstrating against the elections is something very surprising.”

Marine Le Pen, interviewed during a trip to Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre (Eure-et-Loir), returns to the demonstrations against the extreme right planned across France this afternoon. She speaks to reporters.

11:33 a.m : Huge closure of the metro @xrFrance Strasbourg Saint-Denis in the heart of Paris! #paris https://t.co/asmCP7bJKx

11:32 a.m : “Political inaction in the face of what will become the greatest catastrophe in human history and the total lack of real debate on climate and biodiversity breakdown is unacceptable.”

The action of Extinction Rebellion activists continues, Porte de Saint-Denis, in the heart of Paris.

11:11 a.m : [Le] program [de Marine Le Pen] incompatible with the functioning of democracy. It establishes the principles of discrimination and xenophobia as fundamental principles. National preference would be enshrined in law, so all basic principles of access to welfare, employment and education would be based on a principle of national preference, and therefore there would be discrimination enshrined in law.

A little over a week before the second round of the presidential elections, more than 70 associations in around thirty cities are calling for demonstrations “Against right-wing extremism and its ideas”explains on franceinfo Claire Dujardin, President of the Syndicate of Lawyers of France.

10:54 : Marine Le Pen herself admits to having missed her intermediate round debate against Emmanuel Macron in 2017. Five years later, the same game will be played on Wednesday. On franceinfo, the spokesman for the Rallye National candidate explains that he is preparing for it “since five years”.

10:46 : In Saint-Remy-sur-Avre, Marine Le Pen is expected in a few minutes at the tobacco bar Le Maryland. In the community, the RN candidate received 37.22% of the votes in the 1st ballot #presidentielles28 #LePen https://t.co/iXcVzlseCB

10:45 a.m : Marine Le Pen met the press on Saturday at the PMU in Saint-Remy sur Avre (Eure et Loir) where she won in the 1st round with 37% of the vote #AFP https://t.co/ My7sv3M71d

10:48 : This morning Marine Le Pen leaves for Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre in Eure-et-Loir. The program includes stops at a PMU bar and a flea market. In any case, the journalists are already there.

10:36 : This action by Extinction Rebellion comes amid many voices calling for the climate crisis to be discussed during the debate between the two rounds.

10:27 : #CLIMAT Implementation of a major lockdown in Paris by @xrFrance, Porte Saint-Denis, the most massive since the occupation of Châtelet in October 2019 https://t.co/OTDEL2Mqc3

10:25 a.m : Hundreds of @xrFrance activists block the Porte Saint-Denis in Paris to denounce “climate inaction”, a “sick” democracy and the lack of #climate debates during the campaign. Their slogan: “If voting is not enough, rebellion is inevitable” https://t.co/V0RQps7yDm

10:24 a.m : Action running Porte Saint-DenisJoin in! 👋#InevitableRebellion#Presidentielles2022#Presidentielle2022 @extinctionR@blast_france @Reporterre @LeMediaTV @Alternatiba_ @Youth4Climatefr @France3Paris https://t.co/G49WBd1eyW

10:25 a.m : Haystacks, flags and claims for the intermediate towers. Extinction Rebellion activists have taken up residence in the heart of Paris for an action that was set to last three days. The goal: Putting climate issues back at the center of the debate”. Here are some images submitted by journalists and activists on the ground.

09:58 : Below is the map of the leading candidates in the municipalities of Gironde, “an emblematic division of the new organization of the territory”, according to pollster Jerôme Fourquet. Here is our analysis of the first round results. 220415_resultat-t1-pr_2022-gironde.png(FRANCEINFO.FR)

09:56 : Our analysis of the results of the first round of presidential elections paints the geographic fractures of a three-colored France: The extreme right reaffirms its stranglehold on the more working-class rural and suburban areas. Emmanuel Macron improves his score in the more affluent suburbs, suburbs and rural areas. As for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, he installs himself as a candidate of the popular suburbs.


10:06 : Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen? The two candidates also present two different visions for the fight against greenhouse gas emissions. One is against the wind, the other for it. That’s the topic The Parisian installed one this morning.

09:48 : “I change my mind every day.” In today’s edition release gives a voice to voters who are reluctant to vote for Emmanuel Macron “Barrage against the extreme right”.

10:07 : “What France with Marine Le Pen?”, inquiry Free lunch. Looks like “The Macron Option” ?, suggest Provence. This last weekend before the second round of the presidential election, the regional daily press analyzes the programs of the two candidates: “Projects Against Projects”.

09:40 : You are coveted by Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Young people, that valuable key constituency that could well tip the presidential election one way or the other, made the headlines in the Grand-Est this morning.

10:07 : Two spaces, two atmospheres. While a dozen meetings will take place “Against the right wing”“his ideas” and against “Marine Le Pen in the Elysee“, in Paris and in several French cities, Florian Philippot’s Les Patriotes movement is demanding a “big anti-Macron demonstration for the future of France”, still in Paris. The Paris demonstration against the extreme right is scheduled from 2 p.m. between Place de la Nation and République.

09:12 : Eight days before the second round of the presidential election between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, around thirty demonstrations are planned in France “No to right-wing extremism”. About 15,000 demonstrators are expected throughout the area, according to the authorities. They are responding to the call of more than thirty organizations and unions, including SOS Racisme, the CGT and the Syndicat de la Magistrature.

10:08 : Here is a first point to the news of this Saturday morning:

Russia yesterday bombed a Ukrainian missile maker after losing the flagship of its Black Sea fleet. The Vizar factory, targeted by Moscow, makes the Neptun anti-ship missiles that the Ukrainians say they used to fire at them Moscow. Follow our life.
After Alsace, the President and candidate for his re-election, Emmanuel Macron, will hold a meeting in Marseille at 3.30 p.m. In the first ballot, the city put Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the head of the votes. According to France Bleu Provence, 3,000 to 4,000 people are expected in the Pharo Gardens. Follow our life.

• According to forecasts by Bison Futé, the Easter weekend is likely to be the most difficult of all spring holidays in terms of traffic. The day is classified as orange nationally and red in the Great West and North.

00:00 : This life is over. Here’s the news of the day:

• According to the US authorities of the cruiser Moscow was sunk by Ukrainian missiles, which Moscow denies.

The interrogation of Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the November 13 commando, ended at the Paris courthouse. The accused introduced himself “his condolences” and “his excuses” to the victims.

• Dozens of demonstrations against the extreme right will be organized across France on Saturday.

Monaco won on matchday 32 of Ligue 1 in Rennes (3:2) and climbed to 4th place.

11:51 p.m : While a dozen meetings will take place “Against the right wing”, “his ideas” and against “Marine Le Pen in the Elysee” This Saturday, in Paris and in several French cities, the Les Patriotes de Florian Philippot movement is calling for one “Big anti-Macron demonstration for the future of France”, still in Paris. In fact, there will be a rally at 3 p.m. on Place Fontenoy in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan is particularly expected there. The candidate Debout La France was eliminated in the first ballot and was asked to vote for Marine Le Pen in the second ballot.

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