Crowd Vandalizes Police Car as Students Protest Schools Remaining Open During Pandemic

Clashes between police and students of Mireille-Grenet high school, in Compiegne in northern France, broke out on November 9 amid protests over “insufficient” health measures in schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to local reports.

In this video, protesters can be seen violently pushing a police car outside the school. A firefighter was reportedly attacked and injured during the clashes.

Protests over keeping schools open during a lockdown have recently been taking place across France, according to Reuters, with teachers’ unions expected to hold a nationwide strike on Tuesday. Credit: @akipos1 via Storyful