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Event if you think the protests were justified and French will benefit from it, in the short term it hurt Paris (many destructions to street furniture, monuments, banks, restaurant, shops) and affected negatively the life of the Parisians (burnt cars, closed shops, tourism industry affected etc.)

That is only what is meant here, of course these are 2 different things.

They could also have added the Algerian African Cup victories "celebrations" that turned into riots and looting (we'll see what happen next Friday).

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