CRS end occupation at Rennes University

Some 50 students occupying the presidential administration offices at Rennes II University were evicted by the CRS. There so not appear to have been any arrests.

The students are protesting against a raft of measures dsigned to 'reform' the university system. Studnets see the loss of bursaries, academic independance and the loss of what self-determination that they have.

Rennes II was one of the key battlegrounds during the anti-CPE struggle last year and one of the proposals that the students were protesting against was the establishment of a 150-200 strong campus security force. An innovation openly designed to cut down on the embarassing need to call in the police when students protest. It goes without saying that this force will not be paid for by a budget increase, so students will lose resources to pay for their own oppression.

An AG was held and a motion was passed protesting against these 'reforms' the refusal of the administration to recognise the referendum led to the occupation.
A demonstration has been called for on campus tomorrow.

There has been unrest at many French universities: Rouen, Nanterre, Lyon, La Sorbonne, Grenoble to name a few, although there has been nothing like last year's movement.

Posted By

jef costello
Mar 5 2007 16:30


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