Restaurant owners from the south of France call for a demonstration on November 26 in Marseille

At the call of the Union des Métiers et des Industries de l’Hôtellerie, restaurateurs and cafetiers from all over the south of the country will be expected in the Old Port to request the reopening of their brands.

The event will leave from the Old Port at 2:30 p.m. to reach the prefecture.
The event will leave from the Old Port at 2:30 p.m. to reach the prefecture. Figurniy Sergey / Sergii Figurnyi – stock.adobe.com

«This can not go on.“Bernard Marty, the president of the Union of trades and industries of the hotel trade (Umih), has only one word in his mouth:” reopening “. According to Provence , this one calls all the restaurateurs of the Great South, from Toulouse to Menton including Corsica, to demonstrate in the Old Port of Marseille, on November 26 at 2 p.m., to ask the government to reopen the doors of cafes and restaurants. The procession will therefore leave the port to reach the prefecture.

«We don’t wanna die, we wanna reopen, explains Bernard Marty to the Provencal daily. If this continues, we will remain closed permanently.“And the president of Umih to continue, by criticizing the decisions of the government:”We are talking about the launch of the winter season and the opening of ski resorts, he continues. And how will it be if the restaurants and bars at the resorts don’t open? You are going to have six to ten people who are going to meet in studios for dinner. Where is the social distancing in this case?»

A strict protocol

The objective of the event is also to remind the government that restaurant owners have already implemented a protocol in their premises, a protocol that they are ready to modify if necessary. “Before the second confinement, we had developed a very strict sanitary protocol in our establishments to adapt to the recommendations of the government, we are of course ready to review it, to adapt it once again., continues Bernard Marty. But we must be allowed to reopen, it’s a question of survival. “

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