FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 31.03.16: Students have been at the forefront of nationwide protests against the government's plan to reform France's labour code. Student protests are a particular beast in France and they're very effective. When students take to the streets, governments shake in their boots. Is it a cultural phenomenon? Join us as we take a look at this intricacy of French life.
Recent history is rife with examples of governments from the left and the right backtracking after massive student protests. In fact, several political careers have been cut short because of angry students.
Some argue that student protests are part of our cultural heritage. A lot of that has to do with the legacy of May 68, which some might call the ultimate student protest.