by Jerome a Paris
Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 05:24:29 PM EST
Today's demonstrations against the CPE appear to have been a big success, with several hundred thousand students in the streets all over France, despite a few local episodes of violence. Saturday, the students will be joined by workers' unions in another big day of demonstrations, and the goal is to reach one and a half million people in the streets.
I hope that others will pitch in with their testimony and bits of news, but I wanted to summarise what was said in Le Canard Enchaīné yesterday, which provides insider glimpses of what the politicians are thinking. It's not pretty.
Here it is, in random order: