Learning from the past is hard. Or in this case, simply neglected for convenience. Cui bono?
This entire thread is so depressingly misinformed about the country that I don't have the heart to correct people.
Namely people are quick to forget that France is in fact in a state of emergency and that conditions do change when that's pulled. It doesn't mean we should lie down and accept anything and everything, but forgetting what's actually going on makes everything worse.
There are serious issues with the current french government but they have nothing to do with "the left" or "the right", as if those things ever mattered. They have to do with how NIH and technologically impaired France is and that hasn't changed since the minitel.