The notorious Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité, or CRS, are outraged at an official decree stating they can no longer drink wine or beer with their meals.
The idea that the riot police would even think of having a glass with their lunch will blow the minds of most Americans. Slightly surprise most English too.
I\’ve said before that one of the funniest (in the sense of, \”My God, what is Johnny Foreigner doing now?\”) things I\’ve seen was the bus drivers in Lisbon going on strike. They had a rolling blockade around the city a few years back.
Their complaint? That the new drink driving laws (a limit, I think, of 20 whatever units it is instead of the 50 more normal here) would mean that they couldn\’t have that God Given right of every Portugee, a tasca of vinho with their lunch.
Yes, the bus drivers went on strike so they could drink at lunchtime.
They won too.