From the article:
Students blocked the entrance to numerous schools in Paris and several other French cities on Thursday to protest the deportation of foreign pupils, following the controversial expulsion of a 15-year-old Roma girl earlier this month.
Leonarda Dibrani was detained by police during a school trip on October 9 and deported to Kosovo along with her parents and five siblings – a case that has triggered widespread outrage and landed France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls in hot water. Critics have lashed out at the “inhumane” way Dibrani was treated.
Days later another student, 19-year-old Khatchik Kachatryan, was also deported, but this time to Armenia. He was enrolled at Camille-Jenatzy, a professional high school in northern Paris.
Taking to the streets to express their anger over the deportations on Thursday, students obstructed the entrances to several schools in Paris, protesting in front of the gates.
According to the local education authority, 14 schools in Paris were “disrupted” by the protests. The high school student union UNL, however, said that demonstrations had in fact been held at more than 30 schools in the capital and its suburbs.
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