Roland Garros In Danger Of Being Part Of Angry Protests

Roland Garros In Danger Of Being Part Of Angry Protests

by Balasz Virag

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The Roland Garros' future hangs in the balance as the CGT trade union threatens disruptions amid pension reform conflict.

The prestigious French Open, also referred to as the Roland Garros, is at risk of being caught up in the storm of protests led by the Confédération générale du travail (CGT), France's second-largest trade union.

In response to President Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension reform plans, the CGT has announced a series of actions, including a potential blackout of major events. This '100 Days of Anger' campaign could impact not only the Roland Garros but also the Monaco Grand Prix and other high-profile gatherings in the coming months.

The union's strong stance against the government's proposed changes to the pension system has sparked widespread public support and ignited further unrest across the nation. As the Roland Garros, scheduled to take place between May 28th and June 11th, fast approaches, both the event's organizers and participants find themselves amid increasing uncertainty.

The CGT's plan, dubbed the 'gilvilla', involves the continuation of energy disturbances during the executive's travels and the organization of interprofessional mobilization days on April 28 and May 1. Furthermore, they have declared May 3 as a "national day of anger in energy."

The union has vowed to be "imaginative" in its protests, hinting at the possibility of disrupting major events like the Cannes Film Festival, the Avignon Festival, and, of course, the Roland Garros. The news were reported by Le Parisien and the part of the statement reads:

"In May, do what you like! The Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Roland-Garros tournament, the Avignon Festival could be found in the dark! We won't give up!"

For now, the Roland Garros didn't announce any plans how to counter possible effects on the event, as the news in the world of tennis are currently surrounding the possibility of the 14-time champion Rafael Nadal missing the event.


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