Student-occupied Paris university site evacuated by police

Student-occupied Paris university site evacuated by police

French police have evacuated a Paris university site occupied for a month by students protesting against admission reforms.

Paris police said the evacuation of the Tolbiac site, a 22-storey tower in southern Paris, went "without incident" early today.

Interior minister Gerard Collomb said in a tweet that "the rule of law will be restored everywhere".

Students have blocked access or disrupted classes in several other campuses across the country in recent weeks, in protest at changes to admission rules that they fear threaten access to public university for all French school leavers.

The university occupations come amid a string of protests and strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's planned changes to the rail, hospital and justice sectors.

- AP

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