Deputies examine CPE replacement text as smaller demos continue

Students outside the offices of Bleu Isère radio station

The deputies have this evening started to examine the private bill which replaces the CPE tonight.

The anti-CPE struggle continues in France

The withdrawal of the CPE was announced today. This is a victory for the protesters, however the government still has the ability to strongarm similar legislation through and has not withdrawn the other parts of the new law package.

France: 'La Lutte' continues?

Demonstrations are planned for tomorrow as many universities maintain the pressure on the government, with some hoping for the extension of the struggle.

Photos from Gare du Nord yesterday

Photos just in of the blockade by around 2,000 students and high school pupils of Gare du Nord yesterday.

7 April: Demonstrators injured in Paris as blockades continue

France protests news roundup from 7 April, including a car ploughing into demonstrators, office occupations and blockades.

6 April: Villepin makes major speech amidst mass transport blockades

A round-up of news from the anti-CPE struggle in France, including Villepin's speech and responses, and the transport blockades across the country.

Anti-CPE Movement: Gare du Nord, Paris, 6th April 2006

Thursday 6th April, approximately 2000 students and high-school pupils join in small groups a blockade at Gare du Nord, Paris around 3pm, staying on the tracks and blocking traffic for 2 hours. Photos from

Anti-CPE Movement: Nice and Paris, 6th April 2006

Paris, 6th April 2006

Some pictures from the anti-CPE movement from Paris and Nice on the 6th April 2006. Photos from and respectively.

4 April: CPE protest live updates

Hour-by-hour coverage of the day of strikes, demonstrations and further blockades and occupations across France against the new employment law.

3 April: Summary of events in France

Yesterday's protests in France included the occupation of the Eiffel Tower, a symbolic trial of Jacques Chirac and reports of fires at job centres and benefit offices in Paris and Toulouse.