Stroke! High school students from 100 schools in France protested against education reform
According to the latest report, the French government will suspend the fuel tax. Prior to this, the "Yellow Vest Movement" had lasted for 17 days and became France's "most serious violent protest in 50 years."
The house leaked to the night rain. On the 3rd, French high school students also participated in the education reforms that protested the dispute for a long time. The slogan also included “Marcon’s resignation”, which involved about 100 schools.
The rare scale, the broken streets, the blazing Paris... The pro-business, pro-European middle school, Mark Long, is facing the first major crisis since taking office.
Stroke! High school students from 100 schools in France protested against educational reforms. Police dispatched on December 2,
About 100 high school students joined the protests against the French news media "France24" and Xinhua News Agency reported that on December 3, local time, the protests spread to about 100 schools in France. The students interrupted the classroom, walked out of the classroom and blocked the entrance to the school. Lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies.
Some of the 100 schools were completely blocked and some were blocked. The students took the opportunity to protest against the previous education reforms in France.
Students from the southern French city of Nice protested about 1,000 people who shouted "Marcon resigned" at the scene. Someone wore the iconic "yellow vest" in the protest.
The British "Guardian" reported on the 3rd that about 100 schools are high schools. On the day of the riots in Jean-Pierre Timbaud high school in Aubervilliers, a car was overturned, litter bins were ignited and seven teenagers were arrested.
The French government promulgated the "Guidelines on College Students' Guidance and Success" on March 8, 2018, and officially decided that starting from the 2018 school year, middle school students entering the university need to be systematically selected. The new selection system requires 17-year-olds to submit resumes, motivation letters, and volunteers to determine who is “should” be admitted to the university.
In the view of French social scholars, the addition of the university entrance system has meant the individualization of the entire education system. An individualized education system will mean that access to university education will no longer be a public right, but an individual's merits and personal choices. This reform has been repeatedly protested.
The Guardian analyzed that traditionally, the French government is more afraid of secondary school students participating in the protests because their demonstrations tend to spread rapidly.
In order to calm the riots, according to the latest news from AFP on December 4, French government sources revealed that French Prime Minister Philippe will announce a moratorium on fuel tax.
But at the beginning, the attitude of the French government was still tough. French President Mark Long used three "shameful" responses on Twitter on the 25th. At the same time, he also said that he would not give up the fuel tax.
The Guardian said that Mark Long did not want to succumb to street protests, but his predecessors had always made a 180-degree turn because of street protests.
French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said: “As we have been doing for 30 years, you have made a symbolic little gesture, then we have to sweep the dust under the carpet. But this does not Solve fundamental structural problems."
This sentence seems to imply that the current government will not make major concessions.
Almost all the French people who participated in this demonstration wore yellow fluorescent vests. According to Agence France-Presse, this is because the French traffic regulations stipulate that all French drivers must have such a vest in the car, which is ready to be worn after the car has failed.
Therefore, the demonstration was also known as the “yellow vest movement”. The original intention of the demonstrators was to protest the fuel tax, but it has now evolved into a broader anti-government movement.
The Guardian said that unlike the previous French protests, the protests were initiated online through petitions, organized by ordinary working-class people, and posted on social media, without fixed leaders, trade unions or political parties. stand by.
The Guardian said that most of the protesters came from towns and rural areas around France, including many women and single mothers. Most protesters have jobs, including secretaries, IT staff, factory workers, couriers and health care workers. They all said that their income is very low and they can't make ends meet.
However, the French authorities accused the “professional” rioters in the far right and the extreme left of infiltrating peaceful demonstrations.
The Paris prosecutor said that more than 300 people detained by the police after the violence in Paris were mostly men between the ages of 30 and 40. They "comed to fight the police and claimed to be 'yellow vests' 'a part of.
At the press conference on November 24th, the newly appointed French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner pointed out: "It is the rebel-type extreme right extremists who incited the riot. This is unreasonable because of the fuel tax increase. It has been offset by the decline in global oil prices. We know that some people are angry and we know that someone is coming out to protest, but we must know the importance of clean energy."
Many media, including the BBC, CNN, and The New York Times, believe that this parade may be mixed with many far-right forces. Some people in this parade called "McLragon's step down" and "McLragon is a dictator"; some parade organizations also called this activity "civil war." A 21-year-old demonstrator said in an interview, "This will trigger a civil war, and I, as well as other citizens, are ready."
However, there are also media similar to the "Guardian" and the French "Sunday Daily" that the use of the "Shabu-Shabu-Foot Right" view to see the parade is to weaken the power of the people.
What does this mean for Mark Long and France?
This is the first major crisis during President Makron’s tenure. The Guardian wrote on the 3rd: "The 40-year-old pro-business, pro-European centrist insists that he will never succumb to street protests. This position determines his political identity."
But polls show that people think he has not listened to the opinions of low-income ordinary working-class people, and he is under pressure to make concessions.
Markon’s own political campaign “La Republique En Marche” has just started, and it has been advertised as a grassroots movement that listens to the voices of the people. Although Mark Long defeated Le Pen in the presidential election, the French people’s distrust of the political class has never disappeared.
According to the report, the question now is what Markon can offer for quelling protests and whether he has now adjusted his economic policies. In the first 18 months of his tenure as President, he promoted companies to become more competitive, cut corporate taxes, reformed French property taxes, and eased the tax burden on the rich.
And Mark Long is now under pressure to consider the requirements of the "yellow vest", including the abolition of fuel tax reforms and raising the minimum wage.
The protesters believe that Mark Long’s policy is unfair and only beneficial to the rich.