Think they don’t want us to catch on that not accepting cuts to our entitlements and living standards is an option?
Last weekend saw French people stage huge protests against the Macron government’s plans to slash their pension entitlements.
It was the 59th consecutive weekend of such protests.
December has also seen the country in a state of ‘grève interprofessionel’ – a general strike – across a wide range of professions, from the nations’s rail-workers to the Paris Opéra’s ballet dancers.
The scale of the protests and strike have been huge, with around 800,000 workers participating in the strike and massive crowds on the streets in Paris and elsewhere. And the government’s response has descended into brutality:
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