may memories / 20


20th May, 1907 : Thousands of wine growers rampaged through the streets of Perpignan last night, burning down the town hall and police station in a protest at high taxes and the adulteration of wine by producers in other regions. Twelve people, including three policemen, are reportedly injured during the demonstration which began peacefully. More protests are planned.

[So French have been at it continuously for more than 100 years!]

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