[Taken in Paris (France) - 08Apr08]
The pupils were demonstrating to protest against the fact that there
is going to be less and less teachers employed.
From the beginning on, some groups of people with not much to do with the demonstration messed around, mostly throwing things at the police, which did apply a new strategy (coming from Germany) consisting in turning their backs to the crowd while everything is going fine, to avoid provocation.
After a couple of hours, the demonstration stopped, and the real confrontation between cops and young rioters began. A lot of them were arrested.
Know that all the photos of that day showing police action are not directly linked to the pupils who were demonstrating.