Protestors were seen storming the building with flags and confronting the security workers. Videos of the incident emerged on Twitter which showed protestors clashing with security.
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“La Samaritaine is a symbolic place representing wealth. A lot of employees here cannot allow themselves to buy what they sell,” Amar Lagha, a member of the left-oriented CGT union told AFP during Thursday’s protests.
“Almost all of the demonstrators were not employees of la Samaritaine,” La Samarintine management said in a statement. “For security reasons, clients and personnel were evacuated.”
Over 200 protestors were present at La Samarantine on Thursday and Friday.