Student Protesters and Police Scuffle in La Rochelle

StoryfulNews Published December 3, 2018 53 Plays

Rumble Students protests against reforms to the Baccalauréat, a university qualifying exam taken in France, grew fractious on Monday, December 3, after police confronted an estimated 200 students in front of a school in La Rochelle, France. According to France3, students responded to a national call to protest an increase in registration fees for the exam, which many argue will disproportionately impact middle and lower income students. In La Rochelle, students blocked traffic and marched in the streets. Video from a protest outside La Rochelle’s Lycée René Josué Valin on Monday show police officers wrestling one student to the ground and accosting others. Credit: Loan Sanchez via Storyful