Honest hard working people are angry in French Polynesia. First they had a protest march through Papeete. Now they are out on strike in true Tahitian style.
Why? Well the government has upped the pension age and reduced the pension. I empathise as I have to wait 6 years longer to get my UK pension.
Most of the striking workers enjoyed sitting in the sunshine snacking on food from one of the many Takeaways.
The police were out in force. They had some traffic control duties but the roads were quiet. Most people chose to stay away, were on strike or both.
Many of the potential trouble makers opted for a beer in the shade whilst discussing their predicament.
I hope the situation will be resolved soon but with two determined bodies of people, this could go on for a while.