posted on Oct, 27 2010 @ 08:48 PM
I'll give a quick update on the protests from the last week in france concerning the pension reform bill. First some pictures:
The French protested for weeks against the pension reform bill. Strikes and demonstrations were/are nationwide.
is a map of the
protests on October 19th which gives you a good overview.
Activists blocked access to fuel depots for days. Sliced the tires of tank trucks, blocked access and so on.
They had to use some fuel from the governememts fuel reserve to keep the airports going.
Public transport was almost shutdown, public service employes and aout 1/4 of the schools joined actively the protests.
More pics can be found here
** On Topic : A german expert of the munich-based Institute for Economic Research said that he fears this could start an avalanche of
withdrawels/transfers to social banks. Even if not alot happens on that they it could be the start of people realising how to 'demonstrate in an
edit on 27-10-2010 by TheDeader because: addes some on-topic info