Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Riot at the Gare du Nord

It's true!! Some 200 protesters clashed with police in the shopping mall linking the metro with the main line station (it says here). And, more importantly, I was there (my italics), picking up Rhino Senior and Mrs. Rhino who are visiting the City of Light for a few days. In fact, I was wandering around looking for an ATM when I heard a lot of shouting and there did seem to be quite a lot of people milling about, but I couldn't work out what was happening without turning my iPod off and I'd just got to the Sugababes "Lost in You," so THAT wasn't going to happen. Anyway, showing true British pluck, we decided to stick around and have a cup of tea in the station before heading off to their hotel, riot or no riot. Join us next week for a picnic on the Golan Heights.

7 comments:

petite said...

get off my land!

rhino75 said...

Not until I've finished my cuppa, and maybe had another piece of shortbread.

Matoo said...

Ah ah, I can imagine you and your parents, with your unbeatable british composure ! :))

Blogger profile said...

wasn't surprised to see that on the news yesterday, considering how crowded and unruly that area of the Gare du Nord always is. Next to Les Halles it's one of the least appealing places in Paris I know.

rhino75 said...

Exactly Matoo, it's not rioting, it's "showing off" and you know how we British hate that :-) And Blogger Profile, I'm with you 100% re: Gare du Nord, it's a sh*thole (pardon my French) but I LIKE Les Halles, particularly for hanging out with all my mates outside FootLocker on a Saturday afternoon - arf!

L'Anglosaxonne said...

i love it! the best report on the riots i have seen. hope you are coming to my book bash ce soir

rhino75 said...

Anglosaxonne, of course I'll be there...which reminds me...