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Dempsey is a Golden Retriever puppy who is in training to become a Helping Paws service dog for an individual with a physical disability. He lives with his parents Doreen and Paul, and Bailey the cat. None has ever trained a puppy before. These are their adventures. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the blog author. The contents of this blog have not been reviewed or approved by Helping Paws, Inc.

Monday, February 07, 2005

French protests over 35-hour week

Despite living in Paris, I was blissfully unaware that 30,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday:

Thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations across France against the government's plan to reform the 35-hour week. Police estimated about 300,000 people took part in marches across France.

"Increase salaries, not hours," said a banner carried by protesters in Lille in the northeast, where at least 9,000 marched.

Demonstrators have been buoyed by a recent poll showing that at least 69% of the French public supports the current protests. [Read more in the Jerusalem Post or from the BBC.]

I would've liked to have seen the demonstrations. When I was in Spain last year, I saw a manifestación in Granada about the terrorist train bombing in Madrid on 3/11. It was very interesting to watch the political dialog going on.