Friday, January 30, 2009

More Economy Rioting

There was chaos in Paris and trouble all over France as citizens protested the government's handling of the global economic crisis.

Marchers threw bottles and overturned cars in Paris. Flights were cancelled, train and bus service were impacted as workers went on strike, demanding action from the government. Unions say 2.5 million people rallied across France. The government puts the figure at a million.

Most of the anger is directed at President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is seen as sympathetic and helpful to business, while not helping citizens who are increasingly desperate.

Do you have any doubt that this is just the beginning?

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