EXPRESSO What are your politicians doing this May 1st?

EXPRESSO What are your politicians doing this May 1st?
EXPRESSO What are your politicians doing this May 1st?

Officially, Labor Day comes from the United States. In the 19th century, workers demonstrated for the eight o’clock working day. In France, May 1 was first established as a day of demonstration. However, in 1891 in Fourmies in Gard, several striking miners were shot. It was under the Vichy Regime that May 1st officially took the name Labor Day. Suppressed at the Liberation, the holiday was reintroduced in 1948 as a paid public holiday.

This Wednesday, several demonstrations will take place in the department. “ May 1st has been International Workers’ Day since 1889. A meeting to demonstrate our demands for social progress », Comments the communist elected official in the city of Nîmes, Vincent Bouget. In Nîmes, the procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the Maison Carrée. This will be followed by PCF activists and sympathizers with a paella at Prolé. A friendly moment.

For Senator Laurent Burgoa, May 1st also and above all rhymes with conviviality: “ For me, it is the celebration of lily of the valley that I offer to my loved ones. If time permits, I should attend a Camargue race at Grau-du-Roi with friends. » His colleague and first deputy The RepublicansJulien Plantier, will put on his sneakers by participating in the Nîmes half-marathon.

Finally, May 1st will be studious for the president of Renaissance in Gard, Valérie Rouvérand: “ Usually, it’s thrush, in the family. It is a day of remembrance which reminds us of what the struggles for social rights were (…) But this year, with the teams of activists, we are preparing the arrival of MEP Fabienne Keller. » Politics is rarely idle.

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