France is bracing for major demonstrations against the First Employment Contract (Contrat Première Embauche) on Tuesday. I was surprised to see reference to a travel advisory for British citizens on the BBC yesterday. The unrest is getting quite a bit of coverage in the British and American press, and journalists are quick to compare the situation to September's riots in the suburbs. During the latter incidents, my friends and family were worried about my safety, which struck me funny because here in Aveyron, there was no violence whatsoever.
This time around, there have been demonstrations in Rodez, and Tuesday's should be the biggest of all. But don't let the press coverage worry you stateside -- I feel very safe here!