Thu Oct 28th, 2010 at 02:56:34 PM EST
There was another national demonstration today protesting the changes to the French retirement law in particular, and Sarkozy and his government in general. Considering that this is the ten day autumn vacation period and a lot of people go back to their ancestral homes for All Saints Day, there was quite a good crowd demonstrating in Paris.
And let's face it; the law has been passed and is awaiting signature. Since the Socialists will declare for their presidential primary next June and their candidate will be chosen in October, 2011 for the May 2012 presidential election the time for politicking should begin and take precedence over protest. If I'm not mistaken the Socialists have promised to repeal this unpopular law if they take power. And perhaps the politicking has started.
The mood today was quite festive, not to deny that people are very angry. There is one more demonstration scheduled for Saturday, November 6th.
More photos in the comments section tonight and/or tomorrow.
Update [2010-10-29 5:36:8 by LEP]: Photo diary is complete!