This year the dates of the festival coincide with the “100 jours d’actions et de colère” threatened by the unions in response to the Macron reform, which raised the retirement age from 62 to 64. Will it be like May ’68? We’re not kidding
The Cannes Film Festival opens amid threats: the red carpet offers too much notoriety not to attract protests. This year the dates coincide with the “100 jours d’actions et de colère” threatened by the unions in response to the 100 days that according to Macron should have calmed spirits – after the reform that raised the retirement age from 62 to 64 years. Terrible news, which the French find it hard to accept. And then they protest. Citizens with pots and pans that make noise but do no harm. While the workers of the power company they threaten to shut down the power to theaters and projectors during the Festival. “Le Palais”, the nerve center of operations, claims to have upgraded the already planned emergency generators.
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