Some protesters battled against police with petrol bombs, bricks and arrows. Police were authorized to used live rounds on students using lethal weapons. Some 600 students have walked off campus, due to ill-health and hypothermia, giving themselves up to police; they face 10 years in prison for protesting.
Universities across France are emailing students and staff telling them to vote against Marin Le Pen. The establishment is worried, because Le Pen’s National Front is the political party with the most support among voters aged 18-34. The heads of the universities wail that the nationalists are extremists but they are silent about the violence and communist revolutionary dogma from the left.