Students expelled from EHESS after three days of blockage and pro-Palestinian mobilization

Students expelled from EHESS after three days of blockage and pro-Palestinian mobilization
Students expelled from EHESS after three days of blockage and pro-Palestinian mobilization

The police intervened on Wednesday May 15 in the premises of the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis) to put an end to an occupation by pro-Palestinian activists, a- we learned from consistent sources. Their mobilization began on Monday.

The police intervened at the end of the afternoon to evacuate “around forty people”, announced the Paris Police Prefecture. The operation lasted a little less than two hours and took place without incident, according to this Source.

The school’s presidency specified, in an internal message consulted by Agence France-Presse (AFP), that “the terms of reopening” of the EHESS building concerned located on the Condorcet campus, which will remain closed on Thursday, would be communicated to students and staff “in the coming days”.

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“Around forty police officers and gendarmes entered the premises (…) to dislodge around thirty students present since Monday”declared to AFP Victor Deroin, staff representative, unionized at SUD-Recherche in this school which is often at the forefront of mobilizations.

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“The occupation has been peaceful from the start, we just asked the leadership to commit to a position regarding a ceasefire in Gaza”explained to AFP a student who did not wish to give her name and who had taken part in the occupation since Monday, denouncing “an unjust evacuation”. “For three days, we organized discussions, in the hall and in the building, everything went very well, calmly”according to her.

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Echoing the mobilization on American campuses, several actions have taken place in recent weeks in France, mainly around the Sciences Po sites. These actions are igniting the political debate in the middle of the European campaign and have led to the intervention of the forces on several occasions. of the order, notably at Sciences Po Paris and the Sorbonne.

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