Burning cars doesn’t strike me as the hallmark of peaceful protest. Protesters clash with police over France’s new labour laws – The Local
So what is the kerfuffle about?
The government’s changes are basically aimed at making it easier for companies to hire and fire workers and make rules around working hours less rigid.
But being able to fire people who don’t perform is too extreme for the French socialists. Of course if companies know they can fire people, the might actually hire someone.
God forbid they should make their economy look more German. (The Germans have exceptionally low unemployment right now, in case you were wondering.)