video. “Information or hangover”: “49.3” generates violence and drunkenness
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The announcement by the French government to use Article 49.3 to pass a disputed pension reform sparked violence, particularly in Paris. Pictures of the surplus spread on social networking sites and video clips with it.
Stolen and burnt bus? A protester calling for the “take the Bastille”?
If these scenes are very real, they were misrepresented and used to illustrate the violence that erupted Thursday night in Paris and in several French cities. These inflows occurred after the French government announced that it was using Article 49.3 with the aim of adopting its disputed pension reform.