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17 Jul, 2023 07:00

France on fire


France is no stranger to political and social upheaval; it was home to one of the most famous revolutions, which lasted ten years at the end of the 18th century. However, the recent riots and protests in France after the killing of a 17-year-old boy by French police sparked significant concern, as they were not limited to a certain city or region, but rather, the entire country. Some analysts even pondered if France’s colonial past may have paved the way for the ethnic and socioeconomic tensions that have plagued the Western European country. Host Manila Chan sits down with renowned French-American cartoonist Ted Rall to discuss the current situation in France.