Monday, January 1, 2007

French don't want 2007, or 8


According to the BBC, some French protesters in Nantes are against the coming of the new year.

Parodying the French readiness to say "non", the demonstrators in the western city of Nantes waved banners reading: "No to 2007" and "Now is better!"

The marchers called on governments and the UN to stop.

(...)

The tension mounted as the minutes ticked away towards midnight - but the arrival of 2007 did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm.

The protesters began to chant: "No to 2008!"

Candidates be wary. No 2007 would mean no presidential election. Then again, Chirac would not be to unhappy...

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