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French Think Government's Economic Policy Is Merde

French Think Government's Economic Policy Is Merde

America has left the job of expressing populous rage to political satirists Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. But in France, the people actually taken to the streets to protest the economy.

Demanding a boost in wages and greater protection from the economic crisis, the French marched with colorful posters, blocked the entrances to supermarkets, and disrupted railroad traffic today. In the city of Chartres, farmers blocked the entrance to the city with their tractors!

Participants in the 200-plus nationwide protests hope the marches will persuade their luxury-vacation-taking President Sarkozy to open a new round of talks on government economic policies.


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nguidjol nguidjol 7 years
Yes we do Tulipe, yes we do!
Tulipe Tulipe 7 years
Ahahah, yeah, we DO love our streets... By the way, wonder why French stay slim ? We march all the time ! :-)
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I love the French... they are almost always up for a protest!
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
LOL. I love the word "merde."
stephley stephley 7 years
Been there, done that Carrie - honestly, it gets wearing! But - we've been told to expect protests today outside the AIG building on the block where I work and at other sites in L.A.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Yes lets emulate the french, it will show we care right? instead of leaving our protests to so called journalists on late night tv......
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 7 years
What say, Steph...wanna take to the streets? :)
stephley stephley 7 years
Just because we haven't had street protests yet doesn't mean we can't.
Colleeninator Colleeninator 7 years
I like her sign.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 7 years
Whatever works. (well, almost whatever :))
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