After Sciences Po Paris and the Sorbonne, several pro-Palestinian demonstrations were held this Tuesday, April 30 across the country.

The scenario was feared by the executive. Nearly sixty years after the student mobilization against the Vietnam War, the pro-Palestinian mobilization, which has already taken over major American universities, is gaining momentum in France. After a first publicized demonstration at Sciences Po Paris last week, this weekend, several student and high school associations called for extending the movement in France.

On Monday, the emblematic Sorbonne was in turn blocked. But, this Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the mobilization seems to have reached a new milestone. The movement has in fact widely spread to the rest of the country. While in Saint-Étienne, access to the political studies department of Jean-Monnet University was blocked in the morning, until the intervention of the police, the Sciences Po campuses in Lyon, Grenoble and Dijon also saw several hundred students mobilize in favor of Palestine this Tuesday, relays Le Monde.

Between 150 and 200 demonstrators in Lyon, according to media reports. A sit-in on the tram tracks followed by around a hundred students in Grenoble, who are demanding in particular an end to the partnership between their university and the Israeli Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The campuses of Menton (Alpes-Maritimes) and Tolbiac in Paris closed, relays France Bleu among others, when Rue89 reports Palestinian flags and accusatory banners on the facade of Sciences Po Strasbourg. A blockage also took place at Sciences Po Rennes this Tuesday. And the movement would only just begin. On franceinfo, the Student Union promised to continue the mobilizations on Thursday, hoping for a start from the government.