28 March 2006
Protest against the Strike
When I walked the dogs this morning at 10am, the Place d'Italie was already full of news vans, big banners against the CPE, and even a snack truck in preparation for today's march that starts here (and ends at République) at 230pm.
I have a tour today, and have no idea if the people will show up (although 75% of the public transport is still running in Paris). Mostly I'm glad I won't be here at home working because it's IMPOSSIBLE to work when they're out there blasting their music and chanting for three hours.
They're basically keeping me from working. As if the entire world is made of of evil bosses and slaving workers. Some of us work for ourselves and would like to get that work done, thank you!!!
So since I can't vote in national elections (being a foreigner), I'm going to join the ANTI-BLOCAGES (anti strike) march on April 2 at 3pm, Hôtel de Ville.
There is a growing movement against the people who are taking advantage of the strikes to cause trouble (the idiots burning car, for example). I'm all for political activism, but violence and refusing to even talk (the unions won't talk to De Villepin) is wrong.
Look here and here (sign the petition).