This May marks the 50th anniversary of the student-worker revolt in France that nearly brought down the de Gaulle government. Once again masses of people are expected in the streets of Paris on May Day, this time to protest the austerity regime of Emmanuel Macron. “They remember, we resume,” reads a manifesto published ahead of the protest, urging thousands to converge in France’s capital for the international workers’ holiday and reinvigorate the spirit of ’68. We’ve partnered with Redfish Media to bring you live coverage starting May 1 at 8:30 am.
Photo (top): Striking civil servants protest Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of labor laws, Oct. 10, 2017. Credit: Jeanne Menjoulet.