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"The aperitif is sacred!" : the reaction of the Bordeaux bar where the viral video of a couple toasting near street lights was filmed


The video of a Bordeaux couple sipping wine on the terrace near trash can fires lit by opponents of the pension reform on Thursday went around the world.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

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Posted by a user on Twitter, the video of Bordeaux residents sipping wine on the terrace on Thursday, when street lights had been lit a few meters away by opponents of the pension reform, went around the world.

Behind it looks like it's war, but

it's the French way of life


The aperitif is sacred.

There may be an earthquake nearby, we continue as if nothing had happened

, ”reacts to Le


the manager of the establishment where this image was filmed.

Officiating at the Saint-Aubin since 2006, Thierry Guinaudeau has seen others: his bar is located on Place de la Victoire in Bordeaux.


It's a popular rallying point where people gather to celebrate a victory or express discontent

," explains the 50-year-old.

Beginning or end of the course, rare are the events that do not beat the cobblestones.

That Thursday around 3:30 p.m., a few hours before the fire on the porch of the town hall, the demonstrators had started by cutting off the power in the neighborhood.

The tarpaulin of the terrace having remained open, the drinking establishment had continued to serve … Before folding up when “

it degenerated because the thugs started throwing projectiles at the police


The tram tracks had also been burned.

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"Civil war"

Rode in the exercise at the time of the yellow vests after having lived "

every Saturday the civil war on the square

", Thierry Guinaudeau now feels when it is necessary to withdraw.

We are able to fold the terrace in two minutes

”, he confides, acknowledging that it is also “

rare to see as much outburst and urban fires

” as last Thursday.

People came back to sit on the terrace despite the Revolution atmosphere around

Thierry Guinaudeau, manager of Saint-Aubin

Firmly condemning the action of the thugs, the manager is however for this mobilization against the bill which divides the country.

As ire and fury swept over France that day, he did not hesitate to welcome opponents of pension reform taking refuge in his home after being gassed.

Then, feeling that “

the atmosphere was less electric

” and seeing its customers return “

to sit on the terrace despite the Revolution atmosphere around

”, it had simply reopened.

Five days after the fact, he too remains stunned by the strength of this video that has gone viral: “

They (the couple who appears on the video, editor’s note) looked disconnected.


Source: lefigaro

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