More than a hundred people gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Saint-Lazare station to the call of the National Student Coordination (CNE mobilized universities), joined by participants at the “Night Stand”, to ask the withdrawal of the government project
Behind banners “derail the government – Paris 6 with the railway.” and “General strike”, about 100 to 200 students had gathered on the steps of the Saint-Lazare train station in the middle afternoon “in support of the railwaymen”, currently in negotiations with management.
the protesters then entered the station. A dozen of them have tried to ban access to docks. Police then fired tear gas at a rush hour in the station. Dislodged from the station, they are then directed to the Republic Square, a place of convergence of the participants of the “Night Stand”, which take place every night since March 31.
A young man was arrested in late afternoon before the Opera for “voluntary violence” against a representative of the forces, informed the police headquarters.
in a statement, a group of students from different universities of Ile-de-France who participated in this rally has reported “police brutality” and “demanded” the release “without tracking” of students arrested, victim according to them an “arrest totally arbitrary and particularly violent “.
Around midnight, a procession of over a hundred demonstrators went to a police station of the second arrondissement, in particular cry” Paris up, raises you “to demanding the release of arrested students. They were kept away from the police station by a cordon of police.
Four people were arrested for “criminal damage in a meeting” on a construction site nearby, according to police headquarters.
According to the same source, about 400 people remained outside the police station until 2:30. The protesters have joined in the quiet place of the Republic, which have been held since the March 31 rallies “Night standing”.
In the wake of a meeting between Prime Minister and mobilized youth organizations the government announced the overtaxation of the CSD, the extension of scholarships after graduation, the increase from place to BTS / IUT and higher compensation younger apprentices.
Wednesday should be presented the bill “equality and citizenship” launched in the wake of the January 2015 attacks to fight against the ghettoization of neighborhoods. The document was enriched facing youth mobilization measures for insertion. “It’s not the unions to negotiations. No organization can speak for the movement,” told AFP two spokespersons of the CNE, Aissatou and Lucia.
About the main student union UNEF, they felt that it “is satisfied” the government’s proposals, “it’s (his) story, ours is the withdrawal of labor law.” The CNE decided to hold a demonstration Thursday at 14:00 from Stalingrad (eastern Paris), to request the withdrawal of the law.