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French university suspends classes after protest

French university suspends classes after protest

A university in the French city of Toulouse shut down indefinitely Tuesday, a day after students broke down doors and occupied administrative offices to protest government education reforms.
The University of Toulouse-Mirail suspended classes "until further notice," university president Daniel Filatre said.
Students and professors have held numerous protests and strikes since late January that have forced some schools to temporarily close in the past six weeks over the reforms aimed at streamlining the country's university system and cutting costs.
Education minister Valerie Pecresse recently agreed to rework the reforms, but condemned the protests in Toulouse.
"Nothing can justify such acts, which are contrary to the spirit and image of the university," Pecresse said.
About 100 students at the university in southwest France were involved in Monday's unrest, the school dean said.
A student protest was also held at Sorbonne University in Paris on Monday, forcing the cancellation of classes for the day.


Updated : 2021-05-14 09:53 GMT+08:00