People re-enact French students’ arrest by police that sparked outcry

People re-enact French students’ arrest by police that sparked outcry (PHOTO, VIDEO)

People re-enact French students’ arrest by police that sparked outcry (PHOTO, VIDEO)
On their knees and with hands on heads, people in France have re-enacted the controversial arrest of high school students in Mantes-la-Jolie which stirred mass outrage.

Recent footage depicting rows of education reform protesters on their knees, with baton-wielding officers standing over them near Saint-Exupery high school, has gone viral. Uploaded on Thursday evening, it gathered thousands of angry comments online, with many likening the image to execution by firing squad.

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On Friday, dozens of high school students showed up at the Place de la République in Paris to show their solidarity with the protesters. They re-enacted the arrest scene, kneeling with their hands behind their heads. Similar actions were held in Montreuil, an eastern suburb of Paris, and the city of Dijon in the east.

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Place de la République, les lycéens miment les interpellations d’hier en solidarité avec leurs camarades de Mantes.

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En soutien aux de , les élèves et le personnel du Castel se sont agenouillés mains derrière la tête sur la place du 30 octobre

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