French strikes: 3.5 million take to streets to protest pension reform
More than three million people took to the streets of France in protest at pension reforms, with distant echoes of May 1968 as students and schoolchildren swelled numbers to record highs. The students went since the teachers and staff of the schools and universities were out protesting, and the parents dragged their kids for the same reason – they all can strike until they’re blue in the face and the government’s broke all the same. Not only that, the cost of doing business in France makes it counterproductive to conduct business.
This is the third general strike in a month.
If you’re in France and need to get any work done, might as well give up for the duration of the strike and keep reading more blogs as you are doing now.
Check out the Al-Jazeera report,
Noticias 24 (link in Spanish) has photos of the more colorful demonstrators,
The photo prompted a Noticias 24 commenter to ask if it was a strike or a gay parade. Better not tell Paladino.