Turn on FOX. They are running coverage of the increasingly violent protests in Paris. The police line keeps changing. Various groups milling about trying to attack the police. There is a mix, "protesters and people wanting to get violent".
Police are charging against rocks and bottles. Howls from the crowd.
Larry Kudlow here:
But French students apparently prefer their little workers paradise just the way it is. The overall jobless rate in France hovers around 10 percent, so-called youth unemployment is 23 percent, and in some of the Muslim-heavy suburbs, joblessness is nearly 50 percent. Some paradise.
In France, you see, companies dont grow because its too costly to hire while its against the law to fire. Hence, since they rarely add jobs, French businesses under-perform, under-produce, and under-employ. Think of it: Its awfully tough to increase output without a growing workforce to produce it. Of course, it wasnt all that long ago that young Muslims rioted and vandalized urban centers across France. Their beef was cultural in nature, but it was also rooted in the fact that France is anti-opportunity, anti-wealth, anti-jobs, anti-markets, anti-work and anti-capitalism.
Indeed, at the heart of the French problem is a statist-run socialist economy that is massively overtaxed and overregulated. Frances public government sector, for instance, accounts for more than 50 percent of GDP. In other words, private business in France is in the minority.
Police wildy outnumbered. It is out of hand.
Windows smashed at start of Paris demo PARIS, March 28 (AFP) - A gang of masked youths smashed the windows of a cafe and tried to mug people taking part in Tuesday's demonstration in Paris against a government youth jobs law. After failing to break into a supermarket near Place d'Italie, in the south of the city, the gang turned on a neighbouring cafe and broke its windows. They also tried to grab handbags and mobile telephones from demonstrators who were gathering there ahead of a march. Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy earlier warned that gangs from underprivileged Paris suburbs [euphemism for Muslim - Atlas] would infiltrate the demonstration.
Crowds not dispersing. Tear gas being used. Past two hours out of control. Marvin Kalb is speaking now, calling this Springtime in France. The French rite of passage, protesting. Is this guy for real? Whatta putz, romanticizing this savage behavior. "Come Springtime, the French love to go out in the streets." Yeah ok.
Back to reality: tens of thousands pour into the streets.
Photo left: Youths attempt to wrestle a video camera from a journalist
Photo right: French student is attacked by a gang of hooded youths from poor suburbs
Photo left: Demonstrators break shop's window in Rennes
Photo right: Real demonstrators