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This and that

Liberation covers the raspberry tart thrower's travails. He could have got 3 years from the beak, but got fined €150. Quoth Joly: "I expected worse. I'm happy, now I'm going home". Poetic, eh?

The Stop the War coalition has published a list of those signing its petition and what a selection of grotesques they are - plenty of Trotskyites, Greens, sundry self-publicists etc etc.

Meanwhile, a bit of encouragement for all we bloggers out there, as Herald Tribune writes on blogging a la francais: "With so many blogs, I'm hoping for fewer protests and strikes in Paris this fall," said Loïc Le Meur, a pioneer French blogger and European managing director of the blog-hosting company Six Apart. "If people can express themselves online, then maybe they don't need to block the streets."

What about that for a higher purpose? I'd always assumed that most of us were doing this because it is entertaining, rather than it being a sort of chastity belt to prevent one from putting up barricades whenever the mood takes.

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Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 8:57 am

i love it when the french go out.It defines them as a nation  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:07 am

They are the most imaginative protesters in the world, in my reckoning.

A while back a coalition of farmers etc had the hump about a Mickey Dees opening somewhere in the Rhone valley, but rather than trash it, march around chanting slogans etc they set up a stall outside offering local salami sandwiches and a glass of wine for the same price as a meal inside.  



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