The Monaco Grand Prix is at risk of “energy disruptions” in response to the ongoing frustration amongst the French population.
President Emmanuel Macron announced major pension reforms which would see the retirement age rising from 62 to 64. Macron asked his people for 100 days to end protests and restore peace, while unions in France responded by announcing 100 days of protest.
Part of the union’s plans to cause major disruption includes flattening power grids during major events.
Leader of the CGT trade union Sophie Binet called for further action, saying: “We have to continue mobilising until the end, until the government understands there is no way out other than withdrawing this reform.
“We can’t move on to anything else until this reform is repealed.”
The planned ‘100 days of action and anger’ are set to target high-profile events including the Monaco Grand Prix, as well as the Cannes Film Festival and the Roland Garros tennis tournament.
The National Federation Mines Energy (FMNE) said in a statement encouraging energy disturbances: “In May, do what you please! The Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Roland-Garros tournament, the Avignon festival could end up in the dark! We won’t let go!”
Unions intend on using electricity cutoffs to “win all our demands”.
Protestors have already claimed responsibility for two power outrages earlier this month. Montpellier airport has suffered major disruptions while Emmanuel Macron was left in the dark during a visit to a college.