Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ben Richards — Media Silent as Biggest Protests Since French Revolution Sweep France


These are workers protesting a "socialist" government.
As the country prepares to host two million visitors at the showpiece Euro 2016 Football Championship in less than two weeks, labor strikes at oil refineries and nuclear power plants; fuel shortages paralyzing aviation and public transport system; violent street protests; nationwide riots; and a state of emergency until the end of July to cover the Tour de France has proved a major headache for François Hollande — currently the least popular French president since polls began in France. The protests are being called the largest and longest lasting since the French Revolution.… 
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7 comments:

.fadE said...

"Less than two weeks"??? More like on Friday (opening match), then every day after...

Kristjan said...

Ma grandfather, when he saw the rationing at the end of Soviet Union, he laughed and said: communist will be gone soon.

Euurocrats will be gone soon.

Ryan Harris said...

Aren't the French always on-strike?

Schofield said...

"Aren't the French always on-strike?"

To which the equally silly response is why are Americans and Brits so brain-dead?

Bob said...

Why don't the Greeks try this?

Ignacio said...

Because they are afraid of the EU, politicised ECB, FMI striking back at them and doubling down on bleeding.

There has been plenty of strikes in Greece though, just not generalised. The problem with much of Southern Europe is the verticality of trade unions which are deeply ingrained with traditional "left" (now neolib) parties.

Tom Hickey said...

The Greek people remember the military is behind the scenes waiting. Not so in France.