France is in the middle of a strike (again). Long story super, duper short (and without going into the heavy details), citizens are peeved with Mr. Sarkozy, his pension reform plans and retirement age increase.
(Can you imagine? “MUSH Fifty! MUSH!”).
And on Monday, a bunch of cars were overturned and set on fire. But (big but here) according to France24, the overturned and burnt out cars were not done by any of the workers on strike, but school children who didn’t know what to do when they showed up at school and the gates were locked due to their teachers being on strike.
PHEW! Well, that’s OK then. Just some bored school children who were so disappointed not to have that algebra quiz.
(Oh, and a school in north western France was burned down but since we’re not 100% sure if it’s related to the strike or not, we’re not going to worry about it).