Scores of high schools and 70% of universities now blocked

More universities occupied as schools begin to be shut down against the CPE.

Submitted by alibi on March 16, 2006

Rough translation from le monde:

Scores of blocked high schools, nearly 70 % of the universities disturbed, demonstrations organised in many cities: Thursday March 16 should give a chance for a show of force for those hoping to obtain the withdrawal of the CPE from the government.

Dozens of schools everywhere in France, of which about thirty in Paris and about fifteen in Seine-Saint-Denis were closed, blocked or disturbed Thursday morning, and thousands of high-school pupils of from the suburbs were on the point of joining Paris, where the demonstration must start at 14 hours, at the Place d'Italie.