The night before we left Paris, we kept seeing police cars and hearing sirens, and it turns out it was the first of the protests over the proposed law concerning young people and employment. One of us wanted to check out the action, but the other thought that we should keep our heads down, have a little something to eat, and prepare for our return trip. That someone prevailed.
It appears we were in the heart of the action, right near the Sorbonne. The protestors apparently destroyed a McDonald's, perhaps the one near the internet place we used. Check out these images from the BBC on the latest protests.