French citizens' movement calls for worldwide demos on May 15

The French citizens’ movement “Nuit debout” that has been holding a nightly sit-in in central Paris for more than a month called on Saturday for demonstrations on May 15 around Europe and the world. “We are in a phase of internationalisation,” said 22-year-old Jean, who has taken part in the protests since late March, at the “Nuit debout” (Up all night) movement’s site on Place de la Republique. The idea is to hold autonomous demonstrations on the same day — next Sunday — in many cities, especially in Europe along shared themes such as migrants, austerity and free trade.

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