Is anyone on this forum in Paris right now? Our trip is soon and we would like an update.
Today Paris’ chief of police ordered vehicles towed away from blocking the garages where garbage trucks were parked and 206 garbage trucks rolled out into the streets staffed by 786 sanitation workers to begin the work of cleaning up the backlog of 16 days of Paris’ garbage.
It will take more than that to clean up a city that’s raised such a stink to protest Macron’s pension reform law. Paris normally has more than 4,000 employees getting the job done. Trucks have to haul the garbage miles outside of Paris because protesters have blocked entrances to incinerators in the city used to burn the garbage.
Gasoline stations have begun reporting shortages of fuel deliveries as strikes at oil refineries have begun to cause a shortfall of gasoline and diesel supplies.
A General Strike has been called for Thursday, March 23.
The following Sunday, President Macron is hosting the state visit of Britain’s King Charles.
Yesterday night was a bit of a mess with small groups of people tossing trash cans on the streets in many places. Getting home was "interesting".
Otherwise: trash is only an issue in half of the city, the parts in dark green on the map on this page: link
And collection has started in those areas so it is getting better anyway.
Balso, Time to get to a tobacco shop and buy some snuff!
I'm here right now in le 16ème and all is well...just some pesky rain