Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 at 01:38:12 PM EST
in Paris today. The issue is the government's ramming through a law increasing the minimum retirement age form 60 to 62 and the full retirement age from 65 to 67. Of course, that's the given grevience but more and more of the French are starting to realize just how dangerous Sarko might be.
I waited for the march to meet me at the Sorbonne. It started at La Bastille and went on to Denfert-Rochereau. If I had to make a guess as to the size of the demonstration it would be between 180,000 and 250,000.
Here's the start of the march as I met it.
And the message could be summed up thusly.
More photos in the comments section.