Round-up of just some of the day's events so far, including media strikes, road blockades and office and university occupations.
Toulouse Office of Emplyoment & Work occupied
Le Figaro is reporting that several dozen high school and university students have occupied the buildings of the Haute-Garonne departements Office of Employment and Work this afternoon in an anti-CPE protest.
Ouest France hit by strike action
Road stoppings by students opposed to the CPE today strongly disrupted access to Rennes, Nantes, Brest and Lannion today.
The three road blockades set up in Rennes were cleared at around 10am, on order of the CRS riot police, which at times used teargas. But the operation took place without confrontations according to the police force.
Thibault Boyer, vice-president of the UNEF to the board of directors of Rennes-II said that "its a symbolic blocking to show our determination against the CPE".
Breton regional paper Ouest France is reporting the blocking of a bridge in the Morbihan departement by protesting high school students in Brittany.
This is just one example of the recent politicisation of French high school students.
300 students from the tiny medieval town of Hennebont, population just 13,000, were said to have been blocking the bridge from 3.30pm French time
A detailed account by libcom.org of the movement of workers and students up to this date, 22 March, 2006
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin unveiled his labour law liberalisation package CPE on the 16th of January. He said that "urgent" action was needed to "bring the French labour market into the modern era". The law would see employers hire 18-26 year olds on two year contract that would allow them to fire the youths without notice, and without explanation.
A summary of all the latest updates and reports from the French anti-CPE movement, updated throughout the day.
Much of the what will appear in this thread will have come from a variety of sources, including the mainstream French press and alternative media such as Indymedia Paris.
A detailed summary of today's events, include a Cyril Ferez update including demonstration counts, rail blockades and school strikes.
-Demonstrator Cyril Ferez remains in a coma, in a state "between life and death". Various information has been released. Police say that he was drunk, with 2.7grams of alchohol in his sugar. Last night they said he was attacked by demonstrators, this now appears to be a lie - footage now being shown on French news shows three CRS police beating him with truncheons before he falls to the ground.
In Auckland, New Zealand today, over 1,000 high school students walked out of class to protest against youth pay rates, whilst linking their protest to the events in France.
The protest ended with some violence and a sit-down protest in a major intersection.
Students from schools including Auckland Girls Grammar, Selwyn College, Epsom Girls and Senior College went to a rally during school hours to demand equal pay with adults.