France’s main seaports are at a standstill and rail freight is being severely disrupted as thousands of longshoremen and rail workers join a general strike to protest the government’s economic policies.
The French are upset about their governments' handling of the recession.
This from the BBC
The paper says the protesters are acting out of "indignation at the absurdity of an economic stimulus plan that does not stimulate very much and whose essentials don't benefit workers but businesses".
I think we Americans have more in common with the French than we realize.