The unprecedented uprising across France in the wake of President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms went a step further after French protesters stormed the Paris headquarters of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager.
Protesters entered the Le Centorial block with smoke bombs and flares as fire alarms sounded off through the building’s plush surroundings.
The railway workers’ union members set off incendiary devices in the building, filling it with smoke.
Below the BlackRock office, around 100 trade unionists and other French protesters chanted while others sang labor songs.
“The meaning of this action is quite simple. We went to the headquarters of BlackRock to tell them: the money of workers, for our pensions, they are taking it,” Jerome Schmitt, spokesman for French union SUD, told BFM-TV.
However, other protesters derived other meanings from entering Blackrock.
One protester cited BlackRock’s links to companies that ruin the environment for storming the building.
Another rationale was BlackRock’s chairman lobbied to break the French pension model.
Hundreds of thousands of French protestors took to the streets after talks between trade unions and Macron fell flat.
During the talks, Cyril Chabanier, representing France’s eight main unions, said, “We again told the prime minister that the only democratic outcome would be the text’s withdrawal. The prime minister replied that she wished to maintain the text, a serious decision.”
World Economic Forum stooge Macron bypassing a parliamentary vote in March, forcing through his unpopular pension plan with constitutional power to impose the bill, ingoring the will of the French people.
Without a majority in the parliament, Macron elected to activate the ‘nuclear option,’ Article 49.3.
As The Daily Fetched reported, the French National Assembly rejected a no-confidence vote against Macron and Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, despite the massive uproar against the pension plans.
The motion’s defeat means the Prime Minister won’t have to resign, and Macron’s tyrannical pension overhaul will be signed into law.