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Chevaleret en grève!

Feb 12, 2009

Students of Paris Universities on StrikeYou can feel the restlessness in the atmosphere. This morning, banners made of printed journal articles in mathematics and the sciences adorned the main entrance of our university. At the lab, seminars are being postponed or canceled. Fliers entitled Chevaleret en grève were distributed. People were talking a lot during lunch about the scheduled protest actions this week and next week. Alas, with my limited knowledge of the French language, I could only make sense of la liberté and police repeated several times over.

I will not even attempt to explain the reasons for these continued strikes. If you have a good command of the French language, just go to this page to find out what they are fighting for.

This may not be a good time to be a student in Paris. Is this trip doomed right from the start? I wonder…

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