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What appears to be every tractor trailer in France is driving in circles through my town, honking their horns non-stop. This has been going on for at least the last half hour. I AM SO CONFUSED.

Edit (9/27): According to Sylvie, there was a Trucker Festival (which is how I’m going to translate “Fête des camions” because it sounds just as ridiculous). Honestly, France.

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My arrival into France was heralded by some pretty stark reminders, both direct and indirect, of the French propensity for la manifestation, or protest.

In many ways which may seem foreign to outsiders, when the French are unhappy about something, they are not satisfied with blogging or complaining about the state of affairs on cable news. No, public dissatisfaction with lawmakers and governing officials can only be adequately expressed by taking to the streets. Or, by ignoring any attempts at imposing said regulations. (more…)

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