Police Defends Paris Auto Show With Teargas
October 9th, 2012 10:33 AM Share
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.
Published October 9th, 2012 10:33 AM
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what do these guys want instead? their company is going under and has overcapacity, what do they expect? It would be one thing if PSA was making oodles of cash and wanted to cut costs anyway, but its not. this is #illogical #ridiculous
I'd pay some good Euros for the chance to tear gas a French Socialist ;)