For background on the strike please view the articles above from the BBC. It was a very different experience to be a part of. Really makes one wonder if anyone will listen as you walk past hundreds of adults standing nodding their heads. Almost as if they are glad to see the youth take interest in something, and at the same time not really participating. I feel like the photo above captures the general attitude of the strike well, below is a group of people taking advantage of an oppertunity to take out hurts against the government. Cutting down the French and EU flags from the City hall and then trying to raid the building before being repeled by the cops. I’m not completely sure, but believe that the end incident was actually an act by the communist party of France, and wasn’t associated with the CPE strike. See the photo below for the falling cut up french flag off of the capitole building.