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PODCAST: Why French protests turn so violent and is France a good country for women?

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PODCAST: Why French protests turn so violent and is France a good country for women?

The Talking France podcast is back with an episode looking at the recent outbreaks of violence in French cities and why it seems that protest so often takes a violent turn in France, as well as practical jokes, tips on settling in and whether France is a good country for women.


There have been plenty of headlines about violent clashes in France in recent days - from pension protests to demos over an agricultural project, so we're looking at why protest in France so often seems to turn violent.

Host Ben McPartland is joined by Local France editor Emma Pearson, journalist Genevieve Mansfield and politics expert John Lichfield to took at all the news and talking points.

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From the specifics of what has happened over the last week to France's history of violent protest - via the sinister figures of the Black Bloc - we're looking at radical protest in France.


Away from the street protests, we're looking at whether France is a good country to be a woman - how do we compare to our neighbours when it comes to issues like equal pay, healthcare and violence against women?

And is the current government doing anything to make it better?

We're also looking at France's 'April fish' tradition, introducing listeners to one of our favourite tipples and sharing some tips for how to feel truly settled in France.

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