A brief report of today's anti-CPE demonstration in Paris from Reglisse, a young student.
Today's demo in Paris was simply....... ***** amazing! Excellent organization, coordination, but, still, quite a lot of tension in the street. But still!!!!! I've never lived anything like this, even the demos against Le Pen were smaller in 2002....!!!!!!! I'm at loss of words to describe this.
A statement by one of the participants in the occupation of the Paris university EHESS, which was broken by police this morning.
Friday morning, the Graduate Center for Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris was cleared by riot police at 6am and left "ransacked." 72 people were taken into custody, asked for identification, questioned and released. By 11am, most of those detained were released and thus far, no charges have been filed.
Accounts and discussions on the mugging and beating of some demonstrators in last Thursday's Paris anti-CPE march.
We've reported on the incidents of violence amongst those demonstrating in Paris in previous articles. What we understand to be a small number of youths robbing and attacking demonstrators in small gangs. In some incidents these gangs have been fighting one another.
A demonstration organised by school and university students is set to take place tomorrow in Paris.
Called by the Coordination des Facs et Lycées d'Ile de France et de Paris or Network of Universities and High Schools of Paris and the Suburbs, the protest will march on the National Assembly.
An excerpt of a report from the general assembly of Paris III Censier, submitted to libcom.org by some participants.
Thursday’s demonstrations throughout France brought some 500,000 students into the streets, and the movement has continued to increase in size; the big question of last week – whether or not the masses of wage workers would join the demonstrations planned for Saturday 18th March – has been answered in concretely: in France as a whole, there were something like 1,000,000 people in the streets
A personal account and accompanying photos of the Paris anti-CPE demonstration and riot from one of our correspondents in Paris.
The metro on the way to the demo was packed, barely breathing space; it emptied entirely at St Jacques and we started marching to Place Renfort for the demo... Right away it was clear that this was as big a demo as I'd ever seen, maybe Make Poverty History would be bigger, but that doesn't count.
Today Le Monde has published interviews with the rioting youths of yesterdays disturbances at the Place de la Nation in the East of Paris.
Here we've translated the bulk of the short interviews and publish them in English so the rest of the world can hear the thoughts of those at the heart of this crisis.
You can hear the interviews here, and we recommend you follow the link and read the transcript whilst listening to the audio.
A first-hand account from Hermit, who was present yesterday night at the Place de la Sorbonne, where there were clashes between the CRS and protesters.
At 2100, around 400 students and a few kids from the banlieu were scattered around the Latin Quarter, in small groups controlled by the police in the standoffish British style. There were police lines at all the intersections close to the place de la Sorbonne, searching people and stopping mass movement.