French Student Protesters Disrupt Paris’s Academic Core and Seize Presidents’ Offices Elsewhere

France“On the eve of the two-week Easter holiday, French university students and academic staff members staged another mass demonstration in Paris today, blocking a major boulevard in the Latin Quarter, the historic core of academic life in the city, and shouting slogans evoking the mass protests that convulsed the country in May 1968, the news agency Reuters reported. Elsewhere in France, protesters this week appeared to step up their tactics, occupying administrative offices at two universities and ‘sequestering’ their presidents. Operations at universities across France have been disrupted for the past 10 weeks by protests and demonstrations sparked by government moves to reform the higher-education system …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 April]

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