European civilization is on a knife edge.
PARIS RIOTS: Balaclava-clad students set fire to bins in latest ‘Justice for Théo’ protest
THOUSANDS of French pupils blocked the entrance to Parisian schools this morning after a left-wing group called for teenagers to protest against police brutality and “demand justice for Théo”.
By By ROMINA McGUINNESS in Paris, Feb 23, 2017
Pupils carried bins and barriers to block the entrance to more than a dozen schools – including the Dorian, Arago, Voltaire, Charlemagne, Sophie Germain, Chaptal and Naples high schools, which are all located in central Paris.
One school – the Lycée Jules Ferry – closed its doors for the day as a “security precaution” after hearing that some of the protests had descended into violence before 9am local time
Violent clashes between police and students have also been reported outside several Paris schools.
Thousands of French pupils blocked entrances to French schools this morning AFP/Getty Images
Violent clashes between police and students have been reported
Paris police have warned hooligans to stay away
Paris police prefecture officials, however, have warned hooligans to “stay away”.
Also using the hashtag #BlocusPourThéo, they tweeted: “Hooligans will try to join the protests in order to provoke fights and cause significant damage.”
Several metro stations have also been closed in a desperate bid to stop Paris from spiralling into chaos.