which towns in the region are boycotting and which are not boycotting
For the past few weeks, a wind of protest has been blowing over the World Cup in Qatar and many cities behind Paris have decided not to broadcast the matches. The crazy atmosphere, in 2022, it is not won.
What will happen near you in the event of good results for the Blues at the 2022 Football World Cup? Will it be possible to meet between supporters at the initiative of your municipality?
The 22nd FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be held in a month, from November 20, 2022 to December 18. But where is the fervor of the mis of June 2018? For the moment, the chances of the team of Didier Deschamps are not too much at the center of the discussions. It’s the Qatar which is at the center of criticism, not the sports component. We are not betting on performances but on who will watch or who will not watch. « The party is ruined » is the general idea.
The cities of Lyon and Grenoble, like other major municipalities including Paris, Lille, Bordeaux and Toulouse, will not broadcast the World Cup in Qatar on giant screens.
Discover below the municipalities of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region which will boycott the broadcasts regardless of the results of the French team:
This event is a « human rights abomination » and an « ecological aberration“, declared the mayor of Lyon Grégory Doucet, announcing his decision.
That of Grenoble, Éric Piolle, regrets « to have to come to this to mark our opposition to this disastrous event on a human level, with 6 500 people killed to create stadiums, and ecologically« .
I am for the boycott, because that is what will make things happen.Eric Piolle, Mayor of Grenoble
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« These are lives that have been ransacked, that have been sacrificed for this World Cup, and it is an aberration from an ecological point of view since we are going try to cool the atmosphere which is otherwise warming up“, adds the mayor of Lyon, referring to the deaths of immigrant workers in the construction of the eight stadiums of the competition, seven of which are air-conditioned.
« There is one thing that is certain: I will not not commit a single euro of public money for this World Cup. There will be no broadcasts in the public space at the initiative of Lyon (…) no fan-zones“, added the elected Lyonnais, leaving everyone the choice to watch the matches or not”in his soul and conscience« .
Before taking an official position, Éric Piolle had already called for a boycott of international competition.
For a fortnight, for similar reasons, several mayors of large cities, all political colors combined, such as Lille, Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Reims, Nancy, Saint EtienneRodez or Toulouse have already announced give up the festivities of this World Cup and whatever the performance of the Blues.
Nice, Cannes and Perpignan will be decided according to the results of the French team. « The World Cup is supposed to be a festive event. So it costs us, this conflict of conscience in which we are immersed. It’s still terrible“, concluded the mayor of Lyon during the announcement.
The official death toll is only three dead, but the International Labor Organization (ILO) stated in a report of 50 workers diedmainly immigrants, in work accidents in Qatar in 2020 and 500 seriously injured, a figure which could be higher, according to her, due to shortcomings in the accident recording system.