This video from France is called Protests against Sarkozy’s expulsion of Roma.
From Al Jazeera today:
French unions hold pensions strike
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2010 10:35 GMT
Unions called Tuesday’s strike in order to derail the pensions overhaul bill, the centrepiece of the president‘s political agenda, which was to be presented to parliament later in the day.
By mid-morning, rail and air traffic services had been disrupted while schools and hospitals were also expected to be affected.
However, it was too early to tell whether they had matched the level of a similar protest in June, when between up to two million people marched in towns and cities across the country.
“We can see that employees are mobilised,” Francois Chereque, leader of the CFDT union, told RTL radio, predicting that the turnout would match or more likely exceed that of June.
“It looks like a success.”
A majority of French people (70%) approve of the Sept. 7 trade union day of mobilization against the bill on retirements, according to an IFOP opinion poll done for Dimanche Ouest-France newspaper. The slim majority that considers it “acceptable” to raise the legal retirement age from 60 to 62, the key measure in the reform, declined further in September (53% as against 58% in June): here.