PARIS (Reuters)Hundreds of thousands of students, workers and left-wing politicians took to the streets across France on Saturday to press the conservative government to scrap a new law they fear will erode job security.

Pleased with the turnout, student and trade union leaders said President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin “bear full responsibility for these social tensions” and agreed to meet on Monday to consider further action.

See? It’s 100% Chirac’s and Villepin’s fault, not the rioters’.