School’s closed because…

For the last couple of weeks, my school has been closed and reopened over and over again. This is due to student protests regarding the government’s recent decisions on changing the university system. A group of protesters actually blockaded the school, letting staff in, but no students. Sometimes they open the campus for debates and votes, but normally its blocked off, like this:

Translation: School is blockaded but alive!

The tail end of a rally, just marching around resisting injustice.

Luckily, the students voted to let exchange student into the campus, so I still had school. This was until yesterday, when there was some apparent confrontation and the school was shut down completely.

Did I mention I’ve seen more strikes in the three months I’ve been here than twenty years in the states? The French love to protest and strike, they are very politically active.


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