In May, 1968, hundreds of thousands of French workers and students rose up in the biggest wildcat strike to ever halt the economy of a Western country. Fewer people wore masks in those days, as the police were less likely to use cameras to track down rioters, although the massive crowds themselves granted everyone anonymity. That struggle, against capitalism and the State, but not controlled by Left or communist political parties, almost led to a revolution, and the memory is still alive in struggles against capitalism today, in France and elsewhere.
Posted on January 3, 2013
Posted in: Masks throughout history