Wednesday , 26 September 2018

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Paris CARNAGE: Riots on the streets as students clash with police over Macron reforms

students took to the streets of Paris on Wednesday against Macron’s proposed reforms to higher education.The protests resulted in Paris police attempting to disperse crowds with tear gas as they protested against the French Government’s decision to change the university acceptance procedures in France.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans for university reforms but French student unions said the plan could block entry to higher education.

Hundreds of students united against the reforms and were seen chanting during the protest in Paris on Wednesday.

The students marched from the Place de la Republique square to the Place de la Bastille square during the protest
But the crowds began shouting abusive phrases and refused to leave, which resulted in the police officers having to use tear gas.

Education is one of Mr Macron’s long list of measures in which he plans to implement. Mr Macron believes there should be changes to higher education in order to stop overcrowdedness in universities.

President Macron has faced further scrutiny after two of France’s biggest workers’ union staged protests against his economic reforms.

Hundreds of demonstrators voiced their anger at the leader’s controversial reforms, due to be implemented in January 2018. The new law will reduce the power of labour unions and make it easier for businesses to hire and dismiss employees.

The protests ended in police in Nantes having to fire tear gas to diffuse the crowds.

Mr Macron has set his eyes on changes to pensions, training and university access next year.

The French President has been under pressure since he took power in May, with approval ratings decreasing and a plunging economy.

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