STRIKE!

Millions Protest Sarkozy

As many as three million people stormed the streets of France yesterday in a protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis that was organized by union workers, The Independent reports. Union organizers said that this protest beat out the 2.5 million who protested earlier this year, and recent polls show that three quarters of the French public support the protests, underscoring deep public anger at plant closures and corporate excess. The participating unions had a list of demands including a tax hike for the rich and a halt to public sector job cuts. It's a hard sell, though—analysts predict that unemployment will jump to 10 percent before the year's out.