Agence France-PresseOctober 18, 2013 12:18
Thousands of students protested in France and shut schools across the country on Friday in continued demonstrations against the deportation of foreign pupils.
In Paris, organisers said 12,000 students marched in protest, some clashing with riot police. Police said 4,000 students took part.
Student groups said at least 170 high schools across the country were disrupted or forced to close. Entrances to about 45 schools in the Paris region were at least partially blocked, police said.