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France: Students set car alight in Nantes as reform protests intensify01:46

France: Students set car alight in Nantes as reform protests intensify

France, Nantes
December 7, 2018 at 10:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Students in the northwestern city of Nantes set a car ablaze on Thursday night as protests over French President Emmanuel Macron's education reforms continue.

Students from Gaspard Monge La Chauviniere High School clashed with police earlier in the day after blocking off the premises.

The protest is part of a larger movement of student protests in the city against Macron's proposed school reforms.

As part of the protests, the University of Nantes will remain closed until next Tuesday.

Protests have erupted throughout France in recent weeks, initially at Macron's plans to raise petrol prices, which have snowballed to encompass a variety of issues such as the wealth gap, living conditions and other planned reforms.

France: Students set car alight in Nantes as reform protests intensify01:46
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Students in the northwestern city of Nantes set a car ablaze on Thursday night as protests over French President Emmanuel Macron's education reforms continue.

Students from Gaspard Monge La Chauviniere High School clashed with police earlier in the day after blocking off the premises.

The protest is part of a larger movement of student protests in the city against Macron's proposed school reforms.

As part of the protests, the University of Nantes will remain closed until next Tuesday.

Protests have erupted throughout France in recent weeks, initially at Macron's plans to raise petrol prices, which have snowballed to encompass a variety of issues such as the wealth gap, living conditions and other planned reforms.

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