R2dad Posted: 7/16/2009 11:35am PDT The French are not unlike the Koreans, who protest in the streets as a form of community block party. Of course, this only works if business owners and politicians have no spine. If this was a US scenario, the threatening workers would be subject to police storming the building with guns drawn, Waco-style. The smart thing to do in France is to just let these protesters burn everything. the business gets the writedown, gets to go on TV reprimanding the rascals for polluting the environment, and everyone goes off to the south of France for a month on the beach.