Massive Strikes in France
Massive strikes have brought France to a standstill today. Hospital workers, teachers, bus drivers, train drivers, airport personnel, gas and electricity workers, all are on strike today. The roads into Paris are jammed. And in perhaps the ultimate indignity, French news radio was replaced by American soft rock. High school and college students also walked out of class.
The strikers are officially protesting a proposal to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 in France. But more and more they are taking on a tone objecting to the entirety of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government. The strike is supposed to only last one day, but unions say further action will take place on October 16th, and threaten open ended action.
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