MACRON’S MESS: France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower.

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via apnews:

“French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job. Even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday’s nationwide protests across France, singing an aria of anger as workers rallied against the government’s plan to raise the retirement age to 64. Despite 13 days of crippling train and subway strikes, French President Emmanuel Macron and his government stayed firm.”

On the one hand, Macron’s actually right here. 64 is laughably low, but that’s the upward revision. On the other, man, France is really a mess under him.


h/t GR



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