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Tuesday 28 March 2006

Mass strike and riots in Paris!

Neither blogs nor the internet existed the last time there was rioting on this scale in France in 1968 (since last winter of course!). If you can receive BBC News 24 there is currently live coverage of what is going on in the Place de la Republique in Paris; it seems that the vast bulk of those taking part in today's 24-hour strike are peaceful and that it is a small minority who seem to be bent on inciting violence.

Luckily the strike over pensions in the UK today seems to be without violence so far.

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