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After the events in the banlieues – the urban suburbs of France – last autumn, French youth are in the streets again today. Why?

It isn’t exactly the same type of young person who has taken to the streets. The anti-CPE [1] movement is not a re-enactment of the urban violence of last autumn. There are certainly bridges between the two worlds (“banlieue talk” and styles of clothing and behaviour) and points of actual encounter which are often points of friction (the rioters who have turned things violent, endeavoring to rob the high school demonstrators of their legitimacy, and sometimes even their possessions). (suite…)

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