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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:03 PM
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Workers protest because they Cannes 05/13/2004
They're here, they're mad, get used to it.



The demonstrations that began during Wednesday's opening-night ceremonies will continue throughout the fest, protesters vowed, as other signs of worker anger cropped up Thursday.


Workers from all over France have assembled here to support the showbiz folk who are battling cuts to unemployment benefits. One protester told Variety the various groups were still in huddles about an overall game plan, but many of the demonstrators promised the rallies won't stop until there is a resolution.


Meanwhile, a parallel protest was being held Thursday, as dozens of Carlton staffers chanted and waved banners at the entrance to the hotel. In a sight that could only occur in Cannes, they shouted and angrily waved banners as they stood in front of a giant billboard of Nicole Kidman (news) in "The Stepford Wives," while a Troma Films van drove by, honking support for the protesters.


The Carlton-ites are demanding higher wages, better benefits and more hires; they also are asking for the ouster of hotel director Didier Boidin.
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/variety/200405...
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Kukesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:07 PM
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1. Great headline, demdave.
I love the "because they Cannes" phrase.

:7
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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:12 PM
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2. I can't take credit, didn't create it, only caught it.
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Frederic Bastiat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:25 PM
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3. Ahh Spring in France
Some things never change. My wife missed her plane on Thursday because of a transportation strike that left her stuck in Lyon. Then there was the cabbies strike in Paris and now this lol
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:48 PM
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4. that's funny
i was almost stuck in france to a few years ago because everyone was on strike too, bus, taxi and underground...thought i was just unlucky but it sounds like it happens all the time! :evilgrin:
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Frederic Bastiat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:01 PM
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5. Happens every Spring
Like clockwork lol
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Flagg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:03 PM
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6. Micheal Moore was there
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