Not since 1968 has France been the scene of such large-scale protests as those that have recently taken place on the streets of the country's major cities, in response to the so-called El Khomri law. During the six month long period from 17. February to 8. August 2016 – from Prime Minister Myriam El Khomri's first presentation of the Socialist government's labor reform in parliament to its final adoption – overturned a wave of mass demonstrations, strikes, occupations, protests and more or less violent clashes with the rule of law across the Fifth Republic. Throughout France, the echo of the rebel's "new Marseillaise" reverberates: a martial song with the buzzing title Tout le mode de teste la police, "Everyone hates the police".
Those who have had the opportunity to visit exceptional France within the last year can tell about walls that have again received "votes" and about the poetry of the broken windows. Among the many spray-painted slogans that do not leave behind the 68's in neither radicality nor ingenuity, calls for radicalize themselves, be unruly or more confrontational that smash the banks again and again, often accompanied by the anonymous signature Lisez Lundi.am, "Read Lundi.am".
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