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Set 3. October 9 marked another day of unrest across France as two of the more hardline leftist trade unions—Force Ouvrier and Confédération Générale du Travail—held demonstrations and strikes in many cities. The action was to protest what the unions’ view as French President Emmanuel Macron’s policies against what they term “collective rights.” The protests in Rennes were marked by several clashes with police, including at the start of the march when there was a dispute over the permitted route. On several occasions police fired teargas, while protesters threw paint-filled glass bottles, and used flares to set trash bins on fire. The October protests follow the rolling strikes in April this year against state rail operator SNCF. #protest #strike #unrest #union #emmanuelmacron #rennes #france #riotpolice #cgt #of #news #photojournalism #anarchists #riot

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Set 2. October 9 marked another day of unrest across France as two of the more hardline leftist trade unions—Force Ouvrier and Confédération Générale du Travail—held demonstrations and strikes in many cities. The action was to protest what the unions’ view as French President Emmanuel Macron’s policies against what they term “collective rights.” The protests in Rennes were marked by several clashes with police, including at the start of the march when there was a dispute over the permitted route. On several occasions police fired teargas, while protesters threw paint-filled glass bottles, and used flares to set trash bins on fire. The October protests follow the rolling strikes in April this year against state rail operator SNCF. #protest #strike #unrest #union #emmanuelmacron #rennes #france #riotpolice #cgt #of #news #photojournalism #anarchists #riot

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Set 1. October 9 marked another day of unrest across France as two of the more hardline leftist trade unions—Force Ouvrier and Confédération Générale du Travail—held demonstrations and strikes in many cities. The action was to protest what the unions’ view as French President Emmanuel Macron’s policies against what they term “collective rights.” The protests in Rennes were marked by several clashes with police, including at the start of the march when there was a dispute over the permitted route. On several occasions police fired teargas, while protesters threw paint-filled glass bottles, and used flares to set trash bins on fire. The October protests follow the rolling strikes in April this year against state rail operator SNCF. #protest #strike #unrest #union #emmanuelmacron #rennes #france #riotpolice #cgt #of #news #photojournalism

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Swinging a leg over a motorcycle is the beginning of a dance. It’s one of the most difficult dances a person can do, because your partner is a very reluctant quarter-ton of hot metal, and the dance floor is constantly changing beneath you. It takes awareness, caution, respect, strength, and gymnastic balance to get the dance right. Like watching any dance, when all goes right it looks effortless. But there’s not a moment on a motorcycle when things can’t go terribly wrong. That’s one of the thrills of riding: being on the edge between order and chaos, pushing the limits of yourself and your partner to make the dance even better. The racers at TROG are excellent riders. They are able to take the most reluctant of partners onto the most difficult of dance floors and push them to the maximum of their abilities. Watching the races at TROG is always thrilling, and the skill of the riders gliding over slippery sand makes it easy to forget just how excellent they are at riding that edge of chaos. One of the most skilled riders at TROG is @swastika_yasu. His crash this weekend is a testament to his extraordinary skill, and his willingness to push the boundaries to make the dance the most beautiful it can be. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Sushi for several years, and am always struck by his sincerity, kindness, warmth, and love of life. This weekend, the dance floor betrayed both him and his partner. Death rides a fast camel—but he’s not as fast as Sushi. My prayers are with Sushi for his rapid recovery, so that once again we can all enjoy witnessing his amazing skill when he dances on the sand. #trog #theraceofgentlemen #harleydavidson #oilers

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