French government fears rise of left

French government fears rise of left

“Sarkozy is right to be afraid of us,” says Marine, a 22-year-old student and member of the League of Communist Revolutionaries in Toulouse.

“We are the ones who are going to break the rules and the control of the old system. We are the new alternative”.

Across Europe, victims of the economic slump who are losing their jobs in their tens of thousands are furious that public money is being doled out to the banks.

In some countries, they are more willing to vent their anger.

As huge crowds took to the streets across France this week, in a national day of protests and strikes, the far left points to a boost in the number of its supporters in times of financial gloom.

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