n African Journal of Rhetoric - France 1995-2005 : when social and political protests defy the mainstream

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1998-2054


This paper examines two significant strikes in France and how these occasions of popular dissent have altered France's political landscape - the 1995 general strike and the 2005 'No' victory to the European Union referendum. This paper seeks to understand the connection between the 1995 and 2005 strikes. This study will be based on an in-depth analysis of the press reports on both protests.

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