France celebrates May Day in coronavirus lockdown with demonstrations from home

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, very few May Day rallies are taking place throughout the World, although many are trying to make their voices heard nevertheless, may it be a Athenian demonstration respecting social distancing measures or through the internet or their balconies. The coronavirus crisis has underline in France the issues of health and safety at work in particular”, Paul Smith, Associate professor of French studies at the University of Nottingham, told FRANCE 24.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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