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.

Submitted by alibi on March 21, 2006

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.