The protests of “yellow jackets” in Paris temporarily closed the Sorbonne, for security reasons

Протесты «желтых жилетов»: в Париже временно закрыли Сорбонну из соображений безопасности

The Central building of the famous French University the Sorbonne, located in Paris’s Latin quarter, closed within the security measures.

This is stated in the Twitter of the educational institution.

“The building of the Sorbonne is closed for students and for all staff on Thursday by decision of the rectorate of the University”, – stated in the message.

Radio station Europe 1 said that the decision to close the main building of the University was taken after a group of activists tried to enter the territory of the Sorbonne.

“The facility was closed as a security measure, classes are cancelled”, – stressed in the administration of the University.

The Sorbonne is not the only French higher education institution, which on Thursday was hampered. In some other universities and schools activists also attempted to organize a protest, blocking the entrance to the institution.

Such actions have increased on the background of the protests of the movement “yellow jackets”, which the students Express thus support.

On Saturday in Paris, planned another mass protest. The authorities of the French capital in the framework of the precautionary measures has announced that a number of historical, cultural and tourist sites on December 8 will not work.

On the night of 6 December, the Elysee Palace has decided to cancel scheduled for 2019, the tax increases, particularly on fuel, which was one of the demands of the movement “yellow jackets”, the protesters since mid-November.

“Yellow jackets” are protesting for several weeks against the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices. However, many observers noted that large-scale demonstrations in France – an indicator of public discontent with government in General.

Recall that rallies against the increase in fuel prices began in France on November 17. Citizens are protesting against the rise in price of petrol by 2.9 cents, and diesel fuel – by 6.5 per cent on 1 January 2019.

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