Protesting French youth invoke topless revolutionary icon

topless liberty leading the peopleA certain young woman participating in the recent labor protests in France bears a resemblance to the bare-breasted icon of Eugène Delacroix’sLiberty Leading the People” (“La Liberté guidant le peuple”). Here are more snapshots of la Marianne, sans chemise, in the streets of Bordeaux: Link, link, and link.Damn I love France, but let’s just hope our South African protesters don’t get the same idea! Unless it’s the Sports Illustrated swimwear models protesting for more money…Lifted from BoingBoing

2006.04.11