Why I Struck

strike-picBetween 65,000 and 300,000 people took to the streets yesterday in Paris, and I was one of them. My first manifestation! A real rite of passage. (I’ve only ever mocked from the sidelines, as you might recall.)  Some were there to protest the way the government has handled the economic crisis.  Some were there because they’re up for any chance to show how much they hate Sarkozy.  Some were there because it’s a good excuse not to go to work. We, however, were striking to urge the government to overturn the reforms to the university because they don’t address the real problems and only serve to eliminate jobs, funding, and entire institutions.

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