As Tim Blair points out, who could conceivably want to fire these types of responsible youth?
Photos courtesy France-Echos (scroll through their site to see all aspects of noble France).
Also, the NY Times has a report today. A few key points:
(1) It seems some of these youths have a permanent role in French society and have been accorded their own designation: the "casseurs"
In another incident near the protest route, about 100 people, known as casseurs, or smashers, in French, broke the windows of a cafe.No wonder Bastiat chose to formulate his famous fallacy using the example of a broken window.
(2) We finally solve the mystery of what French defense ministers do with their time (other than procuring white flags):
On Sunday, the defense minister, Michèle Alliot-Marie, blamed the English-language press for being anti-French. "We have to get out of this situation," she told French journalists. "This is bad for France, its economy. People who don't like us, particularly the Anglo-Saxon newspapers, are using this to denigrate our image."