DIRECT. Lyon, Grenoble, Dijon, Menton… Pro-Palestinian mobilization in French universities is spreading

After Sciences Po Paris last week and the Sorbonne on Monday, the pro-Palestinian mobilization in French universities is gaining momentum on Tuesday April 30. THE Sciences Po campus in Menton (Alpes-Maritimes) is closed “until further notice”after the occupation of the premises by students, franceinfo learned. A banner “Gaza, Sciences Po is with you” was deployed in front of the establishment. DOther students are mobilizing in Lyon, Grenoble or Dijon, noted AFP. Follow our live stream.

Lhe Tolbiac campus in Paris closed since 1:30 p.m. According to the university, contacted by Agence Radio France, the mobilization began around 11 a.m. “We let the classes end and then we closed the center around 1:30 p.m. for security reasons”, she specifies. The Palestine Committee of Paris 1 explains to franceinfo that “the university has locked the students on campus” and that “more than a thousand people are confined inside”.

Rima Hassan questioned by the police for “apology of terrorism”. The candidate LFI in the European elections spent part of the morning in the premises of the Regional Directorate of the Paris Judicial Police to explain his interview given to the media Le Crayon, certain extracts of which caused controversy. It went very well, she told reporters at the outlet. LThe investigators were able to view the interview in its entirety. (…) It had been shared in a fairly dishonest way, 9 seconds of an interview which lasts around forty minutes.

Mathilde Panot condemns “an unprecedented authoritarian headlong rush”. The leader of the LFI deputies also spoke before her summons for the same reason. “What is happening in France is an unprecedented authoritarian headlong rush,” declared the member for Val-de-Marne. “You are participating in an intolerable abuse of power in this country, in an attack on freedom of expression and opinion”she also called to the attention of “those who summon her”.

Universities must remain “a place of debate” but without blockages, judges the Minister of Higher Education. It is important that our universities remain a place of debate, but (…) a structured debate, a concerted debate, not a blockage”declared Sylvie Retailleau on Tuesday, in the “4 Vs”, on France 2. A handful of establishments were targeted by actions: in addition to Sciences Po Paris and the Sorbonne, an attempt was quickly stopped, Monday, at the university, said the minister.

The Ile-de-France region cuts its subsidies to Sciences Po Paris. The LR president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse, announced on Monday that she had “decided to suspend all funding from the Region intended for Sciences Po until serenity and security are restored to the school“.

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