Riot in banlieue as school students protest against CPE

Hundreds of youths clashed with riot police on Monday afternoon in the Parisian banlieue (suburb) of Drancy.

Between 300 - 500 pupils of the Eugene Delacroix High School had gathered for an anti-CPE demonstration. Three vehicles were set fire to and a bus shelter was damaged in the clashes. There was one arrest. According to the police force, the incidents lasted 3 hours.

Drancy is located in Seine-Saint-Denis, a department in the north-western periphery of Paris where the wave of urban violence which struck the French suburbs, last November started.

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alibi
Mar 21 2006 01:44

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