Police in Paris fired tear gas at demonstrators outside of the Paris Motor Show today. Around 1,000 protesters showed up in an attempt to break through police lines and gain access to the show in a demonstration against further austerity measures. The group included workers from a PSA Peugeot Citroën plant that's scheduled for closure, and some demonstrators threw eggs and flour at police. The group also reportedly included workers from other manufacturers that have announced job cuts.
The same group of protestors who took the stage with Rick Wagoner yesterday have returned on the second day of the 2006 LA Auto Show. This time, instead of confronting the head honchos of the Big 6 automakers directly, they've set up shop outside and staged a "Greenwash Car Wash". The protestors from Global Exchage, Rainforest Action Network, Ruckus Society and Code Pink are clad in bikinis and board shorts while washing down a HUMMER H2 in green sudsy water. There's also a green MC on hand inte