On May 22nd 2018, 128 demonstrators were arrested in France, 102 of them for organizing a general meeting in a high school after the demonstration against Macron’s new reform: Parcoursup. This online platform for admission to higher education is more elitist, it creates a selection at the entrance of the university. The 22nd of May was the day of the results of Parcoursup.
During the demonstration the police tried to arrest demonstrators belonging to the black bloc, an ephemeral group of protestors who wear black clothing, scarves, goggles and masks… in order to protect their identity and their body against tear gas and pepper spray. Their actions are violent sometimes. They are often associated with anarchism and anti fascism, and they are aimed at the symbol of the state.
Here you can read the story in French