Protesters Torch a Porsche 911 in France

A poor Porsche 911 became a victim of the street riots that have taken over France this month, with the sportscar being torched by angry protesters.
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The 911, a 996-generation Carrera 4S, was caught on camera with its cabin engulfed by the flames, so we suspect rioters threw a flammable cocktail inside. The fiery incident took place in Nantes, Western France, yesterday. You can see the sportscar's ordeal in the video below, which comes from Ruptly TV.

Protesters in that part of the country were only a small part of a 170,000-person force led by young employees and students alike. The consequences of the riots were far more serious than property damage, with three law enforcement officers having sustained severe injuries in Paris.

Well over 100 people have been arrested across the country after masked protesters threw bottles, debris and paint at the police. Yesterday's violence came as the latest manifestation of a protest that kicked off some two months ago.

It all has to do with working conditions for the country's youth, with the greatest issue appearing to be a controversial proposal set to be introduced to the parliament by Socialist lawmaker Christophe Sirugue.

People are angry over aspects such as the bill facilitating worker layoff in troubled times and employers being able to reduce their French workforce when encountering difficult conditions in countries outside France.

The protesters plan to keep increasing the pressure on the authorities, with a new demonstration scheduled for Sunday, for the May Day labor holiday, as well as for next Thursday, when the parliament is set to start reviewing the bill. Let's hope French Porsche owners take their cars off the main streets these days.

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