Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Last call for demonstrations...

Like all Tuesdays for the past 5 weeks, students and left wing political parties have been demonstrating in the streets of Paris. Today is no exception, and I thought I would show you another demonstration shot that I like from a previous march. I am ready to bet that this is the last big demonstration though; you can feel on both sides (demonstrators and Government) that everybody is ready for a "cease fire".


  1. Okay, Eric,
    Be prepared. . .all your male readers are going to be asking you for her phone number. . .the young woman with the head scarf reminds me of some painting in Le Louvre or maybe from a painting depicting the American revolution. Very reminisent of a familiar painting. . .Great shot, great colors and expresions.

  2. Yeah, she's really cute! But what's the deal with the plastic garbage bags? Is it raining? Is there a more subtle message ("don't treat us like garbage, hire us and throw us away like garbage?") or something like that?

    I bet you these kids are going to look back on these demonstrations with a lot of nostalgia a few years down the road ... For them (for the whole of France, actually), it's probably the end of an era.

  3. LOL. Yeah who knows they might end up in Le Louvre one day with a caption that will say "young ladies demonstrating for jobs in Paris in the 2000's".

    And yes Tomate, they call the CPE "Contrat Poubelle Embauche", that is why they were garbage bags...

  4. amazing energy and drive, well captured!!

  5. eric je viens de faire un bastiadailyphoto mais j'aurai besoin d'un peu d'aide pour la suite j'aimerai en savoir un peu plus pour etre au top comme toi merci d'avance et bon mardi

  6. Still demonstration!!!!???? I love their strenght!

  7. I like the lady with flag on her face... maybe you should take more like this! Super looking forward to it! xD

  8. Great pic - and I hope the strikes end soon!!

  9. Wonderful shot. I have stumbled upon other demonstration photos on other sites and they are just rubbish. Most appear to have been snapped the person holding camera unaware of composition or content. Not with Eric’s dramatic documentations.

    I agree this fem does have those qualities found in classical paintings of revolutionary fem leaders. But I doubt they were wearing eye make up like this fashionista.

    To the barriers!

    computer translation:
    Projectile merveilleux. J'ai trébuché sur d'autres photos de démonstration sur d'autres emplacements et ils sont les déchets justes. Les la plupart semblent avoir été cassées la personne jugeant l'appareil-photo ignorant de composition ou du contenu. Pas avec les documentations dramatiques d'Eric. Je conviens que ce fem a ces qualités trouvées dans les peintures classiques des chefs révolutionnaires de fem. Mais je doute qu'ils aient porté l'oeil composent comme ce fashionista. Aux barrières!

  10. > Steverino : Merveilleuse "computer translation" ! un véritable rayon de soleil, merci !

  11. These student riots reached our newspapers - What a strike!

  12. Everybody is ready for a "cease fire" because the street won the war on friday evening after Chirac's pathetic speech.
    The felt wing political parties weren't VERY noisy in the demonstration today by the way, they know they're as responsible as the other parties....
    Let's hope for some new rules in this country, I have my doubts unless the political parties realize the 5th Republic is definitely dead and something else is to be built...Hope we won't have to fight in an endless revolution once again for real changes
    L'espoir fait vivre.

  13. Contrat Poubelle, ah bon, je vois!

    Le Monde a l'air de dire que les manifs d'aujourd'hui ont été assez amples:


  14. These photographs are much more engaging that what has been shown in the papers here...

    It's a tremendously difficult question, of course you want more people to have the opportunity to work, to make it more viable to take on new workers, but you also don't want to throw away everything you've built that makes your quality of life there so good.
    It is also good that people are not politically apathetic and do particpate and act on their concerns.

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