Paris

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.

Anti-CPE Movement: Paris, 4th April 2006

Photos of the April 4th 2006 demonstration against the CPE in Paris. Photos from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cicilie/.

More spontaneous blockades

A round-up of some of yesterday's (31 March) school and office occupations and blockades of roads and railways against the CPE.

Anti-CPE Movement: Paris, 31st March 2006 (c. 23h30)

Photos of anti-CPE riots on the night of 31st March 2006 around the Sacré Coeur area of Paris.

Gare de Lyon blockade - photos

Photos from todays two hour long blockade of the Gare de Lyon train station in central Paris.

Anti-CPE Movement: Bastille, 31st March 2006 (c. 21h)

Photos later on in the evening from the earlier demonstration at the Bastille on March 31st 2006, when anti-CPE demonstrators clashed with police. Photos from http://thibautcho.free.fr/.

Spontaneous demonstrations against Chirac

People gather at the Place de la Bastille

Several thousand people took part in demonstrations in Paris to protest against the promulgation of the CPE.

Anti-CPE Movement: Bastille, 31st March 2006 (c. 19h30)

Photos of the March 31st 2006 demonstration against the CPE at the Bastille, in Paris. Photos from http://thibautcho.free.fr/.

Anti-CPE Movement: Bastille, 31st March 2006 (c. 16h)

Photos of the blocking of the Bastille around 4pm by high-school pupils. Photos from: http://thibautcho.free.fr/

Workers take protest to Parisian theatre

At 18.00 yesterday, a group of cultural, temporary workers, students and “Precaires” (workers in precarious or casual labour), penetrated the prestigious Chaillot National Theatre.