Paris police remove pro-Palestinian students from Sciences Po building.


Students from Sciences Po University are the most involved in these demonstrations that question Israel’s actions in Palestinian territory.

Paris police entered the Sciences Po university this Friday (3), one of the most prestigious in France, and vacated buildings that had been taken over by students protesting against the war in the Gaza Strip.

In Europe, the institution’s students are the most involved in demonstrations that question Israel’s actions in the Palestinian territory and which, according to Hamas, have killed more than 34 thousand people. The acts began after students mobilized in camps at universities from coast to coast in the United States, but, until now, they have not gained the proportion of actions on American soil.

Furthermore, these French protests have not resulted in clashes between security forces and students, unlike what happens on some campuses in the USA. This Friday, for example, the French police entered the occupied buildings and removed many of the wall of 70 protesters who were there without signs of violence, according to the Reuters news branch.

The release of the building.

After the building was released, Sciences Po remained closed and police officers stood guard around the university’s main building, in the middle of Paris. The Sciences Po Palestinian Committee partially publicized the police operation on social media.

In one of the videos, the protesters are sitting in the middle of the building’s hall in front of the police officers, who are taking the students to the exit door, in some cases dragging them by their arms and legs.

The student who occupied the building on Thursday night (2) told Reuters that the protesters refused an ultimatum from the university to vacate a section of the building. On Thursday, Sciences Po director Jean Basseres had rejected protesters’ demands to review its relations with Israeli universities.

Outside of Paris, the university campuses in Le Havre, Poitiers and Dijon were also blocked this Friday, as was the bookstore at its unit in Reims. Two other higher education centers in Lille and Lyon were also the scene of protests.

For Samuel Lejoyeux, who leads the Union of Jewish Students in France, French student protests are more peaceful than those in the US because there is more dialogue. “With the overwhelming majority of students at French universities, including Sciences Po, it is still possible to have a debate. I even think there is an increase in libido for debate,” he told broadcaster BFM TV.

Even so, the Galician government is trying to quickly deactivate the protests to avoid a repeat of a scenario in the USA, where there were arrests on at least 40 campuses. “Contrary to what we saw in other countries, especially on the other side of the Atlantic, no camp (…) was established permanently”, assured, this Friday, the office of the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, reiterating that they will remain ” firm.”

Source: noticiasaominuto