Containment: these small traders who circumvent the rules to continue working


INVESTIGATION – In Paris, professionals are organizing to go beyond just take-out, despite the drastic restrictions in place.

Marie * describes herself as a “optimistic“. Smiling, she moves around her little Parisian toy shop like a queen in her palace, well in her boots and happy to do this job. His love for this place transpires from his words, from his gestures. The place is colorful, festive, crowded with beautiful objects that would make any child happy. The manager takes us around, showing us the wonders that overflow the shelves. Here, a little train, there, a beautiful coloring book. But this visit has a very special side: we are alone in the shop with the young woman, and our presence here is illegal.

Since last Saturday, in the departments subject to “reinforced measures“Faced with the worsening of the epidemic, only businesses selling” essential goods and services “are in fact authorized to welcome customers. The convoluted wording makes it possible to avoid at all costs talking about “essential shops“, an expression

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