Nuit Debout…So Long Marianne

Last night, in the shadow of Marianne – the symbol of liberté, egalité, and fraternité
France’s young talked of defiance, despite lots of baton-wielding police. They protested by staying Up All Night. Nuit Debout.
The youth-led movement occupying Place de la République is angry with France’s political elite, particularly the Socialists.
After an extraordinary week in which France’s Socialist government resorted to emergency constitutional powers to force through deeply divisive reforms to employment law – avoiding a parliamentary vote it would almost certainly have lost – the youthful movement whose protests have spread across France is debating its response.

“Now we’ve had enough of enough,” one participant in the Nuit Debout (Up All Night) movement that has occupied the central Paris square since March said.


Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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