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BEST OF THE WEB: France paralyzed by largest general strike in decades – Hundreds of demonstrations take place against Macron’s pension reforms

BEST OF THE WEB: France paralyzed by largest general strike in decades – Hundreds of demonstrations take place against Macron’s pension reforms

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Comment: Nobody strikes like the French. When they strike, they strike EVERYWHERE! The last time they went on strike like this, they forced president Chirac to back down from implementing… neo-liberal ‘pension reform’. Will Macron back down this time around though? The unions are threatening to keep it up right through Christmas if they have to… In what appears to be the biggest disruption to French society since the gilets jaunes demonstrators nearly torched Paris last year, public workers across the country stayed home on Thursday, immobilizing public transit across the country as the first general strike in more than 20 years began. The walkout was called by unions angry at President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms (not unlike how a planned – then scrapped – gas tax hike sparked the gilets jaunes). On the fist day of the strike, parts of Paris resembled a ghost town during what are typically busy morning-commute hours. Roads were empty, and train stations were deserted,…
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