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"Sarko t'es foutu la jeunesse est dans la rue" with Photos

by LEP Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:51:11 AM EST

That was the chant of thousands of young people in today's demonstration in Paris. What made today's huge march different was the high school students shouting the title of this diary and also "Re-sis-tance, Re-sis-tance" and "On n'est pas fatigue."

When the young show up it gives the old-farts much more energy and that was amply demonstrated today. There were many calls for a general strike. If the unions keep going Sarko has backed himself into a corner by refusing to negotiate; it's possible he's overplayed his hand.

If you live in France, fill up your gas tanks and put away some food.

There were two marches in fact; I was waiting for for the one coming up Blvd. Henri 4;

                           

More in the comments.

P.S. More photos have been added this Wednesday afernoon.

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First came the regulars:

Then Mme. Justice:

Then someone who waited too long for his retirement:

Then the teachers:

The university teachers and students:

Finally, the high school students:



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 03:57:07 PM EST
Isn't there a nice feel about all this?

Great pics, LEP.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 04:18:20 PM EST
It was the best "manif" that I've ever been to in France. I understand why people have been saying "if the young come out that changes everything."

estHer been marching in Fontainebleau for a week now and has twice met with the maire; but I didn't see her.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 04:40:34 PM EST
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I loved the spectral white image of Lady Justice floating over the crowd!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 04:53:49 PM EST
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"Sarko tes foutu la jeunesse est dans la rue"

"Sarko your youth is fucked in the street" ?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:10:36 PM EST
Using that Google translator again ;)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:30:28 PM EST
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Since I do not parlay de francasey ... that's my only option.

;-)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 09:56:20 PM EST
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It means: "Sarko you're finished (alt. fucked), the young are in the streets." ;)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 07:31:26 AM EST
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(tes = your, t'es = you're)
funny how people can do the exact same grammar mistake in two languages...

Sarko you're fucked the youth are in the street.

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:59:59 PM EST
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I took the apostrophe out (along with quotation marks) because I had too many characters on the header; I wanted to get "with Photos" on that line so readers would know it was a photo diary.

That's what we call 'poetic license.' ;)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 06:12:03 PM EST
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That also explains the lack of punctuation. With my limited French I got the meaning, though it took a while for my poor brain to perform the error correction. But then I am illiterate in several languages. :-)

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:13:09 PM EST
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"F*** me, not my pension"

...I'm speechless.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 01:56:34 PM EST
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Is this in Lyon?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 02:21:23 PM EST
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The photo is from a friend.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 03:50:21 PM EST
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I love the smell of demonstrations in the morning...

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 07:31:11 PM EST
I do not know if politicians really care what  public opinion is...frankly...anywhere.
They only care what their bosses want (being those with money).
Of course all that can happen to them is to lose ONE election and then they wait for another one to win and to come with same agenda.
It's hard to reverse those legislations already put in place by them so WTF they will be opposition for one mandate but they did their job...They'll sacrifice few MPs for a while.
It's a nice picture to see that people are protesting especially young people who still have ideals...but it will not change anything. Not even strikes will change anything.
Power straggles are far away from the streets...they are in back rooms where public is not allowed.
I do not know about France but here it's practically all the same...left...right...it's almost the same.
Here in QLD our ( Labour) premier is selling and privatising everything that left...people protest, Unions protest...it's not going to change anything. Once she is done with it she will go in to the history with great benefits and pension...and she knows this. But people cannot reverse what has been done. Because socialism or God forbid communism is a taboo word here I doubt that anybody who may come to power will ever think of nationalisations, confiscation or anything similar.
Thank you for your effort LEP...nice pictures too...


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 10:45:40 PM EST
In France, the people, especially the young, have caused legislation to be changed, by going into the streets.

But with Sarkozy, who considers himself King Nicolas, a retreat is not likely. We're not headed into a good place because the young don't like to retreat either.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 06:39:13 AM EST
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Retirement before arthritis

For the upper class, "golden balls" (expression for having money); for the lower class, noodles again.

A little Shakespeare

Economics is the science of sharing



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:11:09 AM EST
The Shakespeare quote is from Macbeth:

Macbeth: Act V Scene 2

Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach;
Those he commands move only in command,
Nothing in love: now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.

Now who would "he" be, I wonder?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:30:44 AM EST
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Banner of the excellent Théâtre du Soleil.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:40:25 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:51:21 AM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 09:04:59 AM EST
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I thought I'd figured it out but the "dwarfish" has me stumped...

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:42:16 AM EST
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I find the CNT to be the most militant of the unions.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:18:47 AM EST
This is the march coming from the other direction, Rue de Lyon, all meeting at Bastille.

This 95 year old in a wheelchair was hollering away.

The feminists, the French code pink

Health workers

And at 7pm they're still coming



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:38:34 AM EST
Everything ends at the Bastille

Where Sarko gets mooned

The Paris Opera Company cheering on



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 08:45:17 AM EST


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