Friday, March 24, 2006

Paris Riots, Again

This time it is not disenfranchised Muslims, but this time it is not just the disenfranchised who are fighting.

Trade union leaders, who joined students and school pupils in opposing a new law that would make it easier to hire and fire young workers, accepted an invitation to meet the beleaguered prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, today.

They insisted, however, that they would not negiotiate unless Mr de Villepin withdrew the law, which is due to take effect next month. He has ruled out scrapping the measure and his offers of concessions have been rejected.

The rioters know that the new laws will have a direct and likely undesired impact of the potential quality of life that the youth of France hope for.


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