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Paris, February 2017.

Like one of those nature programmes, except this chase was devoid of a score for every dramatic turn. The only sounds that accompanied the blocus was the mantra¬†of the youth, shaking the tarmac with their fear, a collective battering ram¬†against the police man’s riot shield.

It is thought, she declared, that half of the French police support the Front National.

Music did eventually find its way through, as the teenage boys and girls, having escaped the chase, gathered round bluetooth speakers at the metro station.