Decrease in Funds from the State: Mayors Take to the Streets

Of all political parties, Mayors called for a day of action on Saturday … “Stop the sharp decline in state support,” is one of their slogans. The French mayors are mobilizing this Saturday to alert citizens about the consequences of the decline in state grants to local governments, which worsens their financial difficulties and puts, according …

Protest taxis: Who will pay vehicle damage?

The angry taxi demonstrators attacked vehicles on Thursday … Burned tyres, broken windscreens, cars overturned.  Nearly 3,000 taxis angrily protesting  during today, Thursday throughout France.  Drivers deem unfair competition from VTC and especially those of non-professionals who use UberPOP application. Incidents and erupted in several cities, including Paris and the Paris region. Cars made ​​for …

Driving Schools Protest

Tomorrow, Monday, Driving schools are holding protest rallies in thirteen provincial cities, including Bordeaux , and Paris. They are protesting due to changes outlined in the Macron law, currently being discussed in the French Parliament.  The aim of the changes is to reduce waiting times for passing the driving test to 45 days against two …

French Protests – Black Thursday

To update everyone on the latest strike details this thursday, I have just come across this on France24, which throws a bit more light on what to expect. Major disruptions to transport and public services are expected on “Black Thursday” after all of France’s main trade unions called for a general strike in response to …

French Fishermen on Strike

A Strike by French fishermen, protesting about the large increase in the price of Fuel, has led to the implementation of Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent to ease jams caused by lorries going to Dover port. Blockades by the fishermen have closed the ports of Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne. At 1700 BST, it …