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a thousand people demonstrate in Lille

More than a thousand people gathered, Saturday March 27 in Lille (North), after the convergence of two demonstrations in front of the prefecture, one for the right to housing, the other organized by dancers and entertainment professionals .

Around 2:30 p.m., a first gathering brought together between 200 and 300 people on the Place de la République at the call of a collective of associations, as part of the first day of European action on housing.“Tired of being on the street”, “requisition of vacant housing”, notably said their signs.

A little earlier, about fifteen activists from the ecologist movement Extinction Rebellion (XR) had carried out a symbolic action on the route of the demonstration, affixing a large banner, posters and demanding messages on a largely vacant building, according to them since “many years”.

Around 3:30 p.m., another event, bringing together several hundred performing professionals in a festive atmosphere, called for the Mobilization of Hauts-de-France dancers, converged on the Place de la République.

“We, we want to continue dancing, again”, they sang, dancing for many, sometimes in disguise, and accompanied by percussion and instruments. “Surviving show”, “The strength of culture, in the face of the culture of the Force!”, “Art, Jean, brings happiness!“, proclaimed their signs.

“52% of intermittent workers may no longer have any rights in 2022 (…) A third of dance structures are threatened with disappearance”, alerted one of their representatives, demanding the reopening of places of culture

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