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Riots have been convulsing France for days. It isn't just Paris, but other French cities and towns too. The turmoil started in response to a move to raise the retirement age by two years, but now seem to be more general and unfocused anti-government riots. Part of the popular anger is due to how Macron enacted his retirement law changes, simply by decree without the required vote of Parliament. This is being denounced by the crowds as illegitimate and authoritarian.

This next one is big if it's accurate - it shows some rather bad-ass looking riot police supposedly going over and joining the anti-Macron protesters with the crowd applauding them.

(Edit And that Tweet has been taken down... dunno by whom)
Paris garbage collectors are on strike.

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Time to worry when it grows eyes and teeth

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Here's the city hall of the French city of Bordeaux in flames. Amazing how little coverage all this is getting in the US establishment media.
Since it's Paris, cafe society must go on!
Vibrant festivities that will be crossing the Atlantic sooner or later.

French riots coming to U.S.