Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Wildcat University Strike

800 university students have voted to strike and block access to the Tolbiac campus in Paris to protest education reform mesures promised by Nicolas Sarkozy during the Presidential election campaign. Extremist elements at the university have opted for an early attack against the future Sarkozy administration because they are convinced that some mesures will be forced through during the summer holiday. In an effort to replicate the 1968 general strike, far-Left students have called on workers to join their movement. Tolbiac is frequented by many ultra-Left radical students and played an important role in the protests against the youth employment contracts that effectively paralysed the Villepin administration and ruined all hopes that Villepin had in running for President. The strike was voted without the backing of the UNEF student union.

No comments: