Sciences Po closes its main premises on Friday

Sciences Po closes its main premises on Friday
Sciences Po closes its main premises on Friday

The management of Sciences Po Paris decided to close its main premises on Friday May 3, due to a new occupation by a few dozen students mobilized for Gaza. In a message sent Thursday evening to employees, the Science Human Resources department wrote: “Following the student occupation vote, the buildings at 25, 27, 30, rue Saint-Guillaume and 56, rue des Saints-Pères, will remain closed tomorrow, Friday May 3. We invite you to remain teleworking”, wrote Sciences Po Human Resources management to employees on Thursday evening. The mobilization continues in other establishments.

The Lille School of Journalism (ESJ) was blocked Friday morning due to a mobilization in support of the Palestinians, France Bleu Nord learned from demonstrators on site. Follow our live stream.

Six students from Sciences Po Paris have started a hunger strike. After an internal debate on the Middle East on Thursday morning which they judged “disappointing, but not surprising”students from the Palestine committee at Sciences Po announced the launch of a “peaceful sit-in” in the school hall and the start of a hunger strike by six students “in solidarity with the Palestinian victims”. Hunger strikes will continue until “holding an official, non-anonymous vote on the board of the Institute for the Investigation of Partnerships with Israeli Universities”declared Hicham, of the Palestine committee.

Second day of blocking at the Lille Journalist School. This is the second day in a row that access to the ESJ has been blocked by students. Thursday, at the height of the mobilization, there were 80 of them in front of the school gates. All day, the journalism school and the IEP had kept their doors closed. ESJ classes had been canceled and planned IEP exams postponed. The students then unblocked the site in the evening, before resuming the mobilization this Friday morning.

Meeting in front of the Sorbonne. Nearly 300 students from different campuses gathered Thursday afternoon and organized a camp of around twenty tents in front of the Sorbone. “We are all children of Gaza”, “Palestine will live, Palestine will win!”chanted the demonstrators, before being dislodged an hour later by more than a hundred members of the police.

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