La Fête du Travail - Muguet and Manifestations

Today, May 1st, is the Fête du Travail in France - Labor day to us Américains.

It's a day to buy and sell muguet, to hang in the park, brunch with friends - or manifester if you are so inclined...

Muguet for sale....

Streets blocked on the way home from our day out in town

Full on manifestation

I won't rant about the manifestants in France today but let me say this: if their manifestations are to be expected every May 1st (as noted on this evening's news with Claire Chazal), then where is the strength in the argument? Is this now just a simple tradition or are they really fighting for something? I think I smell a case of the boy who cried wolf...

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