"Stop sexist violence, stop impunity": women and men took to the streets Saturday at the call of a collective citizen who hoped for a "feminist tidal wave", a year after the wave #MeToo.
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Away from the "yellow vests", parades, planned in fifty cities (Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Nantes …), are adorned with purple, color chosen by the movement #NousToutes. Born in September and supported by several associations, this movement aims to "move from testimony to action," a year after #MeToo, which has boosted the number of cases of sexual violence reported to the police by 23%.
"This mobilization is unprecedented" by its magnitude, said Saturday morning on France Inter Caroline De Haas, one of the instigators of these feminist marches. "Usually", on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [25 novembre]"We are a few hundred, a few thousand, and we will be everywhere in France for tens of thousands of people," said the feminist activist.
In Paris, a non-mixed space
In Paris, thousands of people left the Opera Square at 14:30. The parade will join the Republic Square to demand the end of "impunity of the aggressors", as well as "ambitious measures and sufficient financial means for public action to put the fight against violence on top of the priorities" .
Behind banners "The voice of women breaks the silence", "No it is not", protesters chanted "women, struggle, freedom" to the sound of drums. Many sported "Ras the rape!" Signs.
Among the personalities present, the actress Muriel Robin, who organized a mobilization of a thousand women in Paris six weeks ago, actresses Eva Darlan, Juliette Arnaud and Vanessa Demouy or CGT manager Sophie Binet. Last year, some 2000 pe … Read more on L'Express.fr
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