Clashes between demonstrators and police in southern France

FRANCE (OBSERVATORY) –¬†French police arrested 51 people in the southern city of Montpellier during clashes with protesters in a campaign organized by students to obtain more university seats.

Police said the number of participants in the demonstration was about one thousand people, while organizers confirmed that the number of participants exceeded two thousand people, according to the agency, “Agence France Presse.”

The AFP, “that about 200 masked faced police officers, who deployed in large numbers on Saturday afternoon in the streets of Montpellier.

The protesters chanted “National police the capital militia!” Demanding “more seats” in universities.

She pointed out that the protesters threw the police smoke bombs, and that the security forces responded with tear gas, and cut the road to the demonstrators and prevented them from continuing their march.