Much international publicity has come from the occupation and violent eviction of the Sorbonne university in Paris (video below). With the media making the obvious 1968 comparisons, riot police stormed the university building firing tear gas at around 4am on Saturday after hours of resistance from the occupiers and their supporters outside. There were around 30 arrests. The university had been occupied since Tuesday night with tensions increasing. On Friday police batton charged students who were blocking a road near to the university.
The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, said he was "deeply concerned" about the use of force by police against the Sorbonne occupation, which he said had been peaceful. Trade Unions, student groups and other organisations have responded by saying they will increase the pressure and call more demonstrations.
VIDEO DOWNLOAD: Sorbonne Resistance:
http://thibautcho.free.fr/video/sorbonfire.wmv (5mins, 58M, wmv)
VIDEO: BBC Report Sorbonne Eviction:
VIDEO: ITN Report Sorbonne Eviction:
VIDEO: CBC Students clash with riot police
VIDEO: CNN report Sorbonne Eviction:
Libcom Daily Blog Coverage:
Recent IMC UK articles:
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