DAYS

OF ANGER

 Demonstrations & riots – Paris 2016

DAYS OF ANGER

Riots – Paris 2016

This series was shot in Paris on spring 2016.

French government decided a labour law reform. After the legislation was first proposed in parliament, and while it was still in its draft stage, it was met with significant public opposition and became a catalyst for strikes and demonstrations organised by trades unions and student groups.

This series was shot in Paris on spring 2016.

French government decided a labour law reform. After the legislation was first proposed in parliament, and while it was still in its draft stage, it was met with significant public opposition and became a catalyst for strikes and demonstrations organized by trades unions and student groups.

The legislation was designed to revise France’s Labour Code with the aim of making the country’s labour market more flexible, which the government claimed would reduce unemployment. Among the changes set out in the initial draft legislation were measures making it easier for companies to lay off workers, reductions to overtime payments for hours worked beyond France’s statutory 35 hours workweek.

A broader protest movement known as Nuit Debout arose within the context of opposition to the legislation; the movement stated its aims as “overthrowing the El Khomri bill and the world it represents”.

© Rémy Soubanère / Studio Hans Lucas

The legislation was designed to revise France’s Labour Code with the aim of making the country’s labour market more flexible, which the government claimed would reduce unemployment. Among the changes set out in the initial draft legislation were measures making it easier for companies to lay off workers, reductions to overtime payments for hours worked beyond France’s statutory 35 hours workweek.

A broader protest movement known as Nuit Debout arose within the context of opposition to the legislation; the movement stated its aims as “overthrowing the El Khomri bill and the world it represents”.

© Rémy Soubanère / Studio Hans Lucas