High school students protest both presidential candidates in Paris

ASSOCIATED PRESS
PARIS
Published 27.04.2017 14:59
Updated 27.04.2017 15:55
A high school student demonstrates with a poster reading No banker, nor racist in a reference to Marine Le Pen's nationalist campaign and Emmanuel Macron's pro-business campaign, during a demonstration in Paris, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo)
A high school student demonstrates with a poster reading "No banker, nor racist" in a reference to Marine Le Pen's nationalist campaign and Emmanuel Macron's pro-business campaign, during a demonstration in Paris, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo)

Under close watch of riot police, French high school students have been protesting in Paris against both presidential candidates — far-right Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Students blocked entrances to some high schools Thursday and marched through eastern Paris toward the neighborhood of the Bastille. Some held banners reading "No Fatherland, No Boss, No Le Pen, No Macron," referring to Le Pen's nationalist campaign and Macron's pro-business campaign.

An election-night protest in the same area Sunday degenerated into clashes between projectile-throwing demonstrators and police firing tear gas.

A Paris school district official said that teens blocked or tried to block some 20 high schools in the Paris area Thursday morning. Students are holding demonstrations in front of some schools.

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