Driver rams car into protesting French students

7th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 7, 2006 (AFP) - A driver rammed into a group of French students protesting in central Paris against the government's youth jobs law on Friday, injuring nine people, police said. Four students were knocked down and one of them was dragged along several metres, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.

PARIS, April 7, 2006 (AFP) - A driver rammed into a group of French students protesting in central Paris against the government's youth jobs law on Friday, injuring nine people, police said.
  
Four students were knocked down and one of them was dragged along several
metres, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.

The protestors were crossing Boulevard Saint Germain, south of the River Seine, after staging a rally outside the Sorbonne University in protest at the government's unpopular youth job reform.

Police chased and stopped the driver, ordering him out of his car, which was immediately set upon and overturned by angry students.

Students have been carrying out blockades of roads, rail traffic and industrial sites across France to force the government to repeal its First Employment Contract, which makes it easier to fire under-26-year-olds.

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Subject: French news

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