montpellier - More than fifty people were arrested in riots around a demonstration against government policy in the southern French university city of Montpellier. According to the authorities, around a thousand demonstrators had gathered on Saturday. Approximately two hundred of them attacked the police almost immediately. In addition, they threw, among other things, with paint bombs and fireworks.
French media reported that the demonstration brought together a mix of far-left groups, including anarchists, opponents of reforms at the university, and activists for more rights for refugees.