French student protest takes a bad turn

French student protest takes a bad turn

France has been known for street protests and this time a new chapter has been written altogether. This time around it is the students who have taken to the streets and are creation ruckus.

They are blockading the schools and are also clashing directly with the police. And all the anger is against the controversial pension and retirement reforms that have been imposed by President Nicholas Sarkozy.
The latest protest can then be seen as the rising of France as the focus point of anti-reform resentments that are growing strongly all over Europe.

France's second city, Lyon, has seen the most notable place protests. And here the students have taunted the police and also shown rage during the same. They have burned cars and rubbished bins, but that is to the extent that they went.

And in retaliation, the police fired tear gas and also used force to break the demonstrations in eastern cities of Mulhouse and Montbelliard.

Besides this, they have also arrested many hundreds for public order offenses. In the demonstrations close to 261 schools were closed. These protests are separate from the normal ones that are going on.


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