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” Lhe region calls for a burst of authority. » After the pro-Palestine demonstrations at Sciences Po, punctuated by tensions this Friday, April 26, Valérie Pécresse announced that she would suspend all funding from the region to the Parisian school. “I have decided to suspend all funding from the region intended for Sciences Po until serenity and security are restored to the school,” she wrote on her X account.

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“A minority of radicalized people calling for anti-Semitic hatred and exploited by the LFI and its Islamo-leftist allies cannot dictate their law to the entire educational community,” she continues, whereas Friday’s mobilization was supported by a minimum of 5 members of La France insoumise. The Franco-Palestinian activist Rima Hassan, and candidate for the European elections, was notably current on the campus on rue Saint-Guillaume.

“The Île-de-France region defends the right to free, informed and respectful debates within the French university, in accordance with the universal values ​​of humanism that it carries, and which are at the heart of our republican pact”, she concludes her remarks by calling for a “surge of authority”.

An settlement reached with administration

Friday was marked by a mobilization on the Paris campus of Sciences Po. The activists have been evacuated on the finish of the day by the police, who cited “disturbances to public order”. In the night, the administration of the upper institution lastly introduced that it had reached an settlement with the scholars who have been blocking the varsity.

READ ALSO At Sciences Po, the place is the authority? In the wake of this blockade, and people of American campuses, the Sorbonne University was occupied this Monday, April 29 in help of Palestine. The college students have been evacuated by the police within the afternoon.