"Répu" in Paris

The republic, res publica, the public thing in literal Latin, it's our good common.
We live under this regime which takes place in the center of Paris, as a landmark,
or a den, the Place de la République located at the intersection of three
fairly dense districts in population, the 3rd, 10th and 11th.
"Répu", for friends and family, has always been a place of reunion, big or small
during meetings or demonstrations. Restored in 2013 to restore it to
pedestrians, it is more welcoming and conducive to walking, outdoor activities and
at meetings.
In Répu, all kinds of people mix and apart from passing tourists, the
urban french society appears in its diversity: high school students, students, skaters
(many), busy, marginal boobies, green thirties, homeless, share this
revamped space with some old people from the neighborhood.
According to a study prior to redevelopment carried out for the City of Paris in
2008, its users are younger there than in the rest of the capital but less
graduates, with a fairly high unemployment rate or, on the contrary, more graduates
with a significant presence of senior executives.
Twelve years after this study, this sociological contrast seems to persist.
For several years, the French Republic has been asking questions about its
mode of operation, its identity, its future, complex subjects on which
everyone must have their own answers.
In Répu, it is clear that, when you come there regularly, the social elevator made bugs and that for
some it was absent: these had more than steps to climb, too high and too visibly numerous.
The monumental statue, which sits in the center of the square, displays the virtues
canonics of the republic: pax, labor, peace and work in Latin (to validate the
ancestral side) as well as the intangible Liberty Equality Fraternity, but looks like a
shepherd guiding a disparate herd.
In Répu we meet a lot of young people, of course, but also a lot of “without
grade "and ageless visibly abandoned by life and by the Republic whose
message 25 meters high inaugurated in 1883 no longer seems very readable.