Pro-Palestinian students evacuated from Sorbonne University by police

Pro-Palestinian students evacuated from Sorbonne University by police
Pro-Palestinian students evacuated from Sorbonne University by police

The police intervened Tuesday evening within the Sorbonne to evacuate pro-Palestinian demonstrators who had occupied an amphitheater of the Parisian university for around two hours in solidarity with Gaza, noted an AFP journalist. The first demonstrators, who numbered around a hundred in total inside, according to corroborating sources, were taken out into the street, through a side access door to the university, sometimes carried at arm’s length by police officers. law enforcement, while pro-Palestinian activists were also still present outside, nearby.

“In solidarity” with Gaza

Students mobilized for the Palestinian cause announced late Tuesday afternoon that they would occupy an amphitheater at the university. in solidarity » with Gaza and « against the repression of student movements » pro-Palestinian. Nearly 80 students had taken possession of the premises, “ with tents “, told AFP Lorélia Fréjo, student at Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, activist for the student organization Le Poing leva.

The police arrived on site around 7:45 p.m. and began to surround some of the demonstrators outside. “ A few dozen people trespassed into the Sorbonne and are currently occupying certain spaces in the building », had confirmed the Paris rectorate, which had specified to follow “ with great attention ” in “ link with the ministry “.

” Lobby “

With this new action, the activists, who chanted “ Rafah Rafah, we are with you ”, heard “ lobby » on governments as the Israeli army deployed tanks Tuesday into Rafah and took control of the border crossing with Egypt in the south of the Gaza Strip, cutting off access for humanitarian aid to the Palestinian territory besieged.


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