Around 1,000 people tried to break through a security cordon around the Paris Auto Show (29 Sept. – 14 Oct.) today, throwing eggs and flour. The police answered with tear gas. It wasn’t an attempt to see the cars. It was a demonstration against lost jobs, and against the new Socialist government.
According to Reuters, the demonstration was organized by the CGT labor union, which wants to send a signal to Socialist President Francois Hollande. The protesters included workers from a doomed PSA Peugeot Citroen plant.
CGT leader Bernard Thibault said that Hollande won on a platform of change, but nothing was changing.