Mobilization. Sciences Po: “There will never be a right to block”, says Gabriel Attal


Prime Minister Gabriel Attal confirmed this Saturday that “there will never be a right to blockade” at universities, a day after a tense pro-Palestinian rally at Sciences Po ended in an agreement between protesters and management.

“There will never be a right to block, there will never be any tolerance for the actions of an active and dangerous minority that tries to impose its rules on our students and our teachers,” Gabriel Attal said during a trip to Pirou (Manche).

“A Heartbreaking and Shocking Spectacle”

The prime minister deplored the “heartbreaking and shocking spectacle” of the blockade and partial occupation of a Paris establishment by pro-Palestinian protesters this Friday, which turned into tension in the face of other pro-Israel protesters.

But the situation calmed down in the evening after management announced the suspension of disciplinary proceedings and the holding of an internal debate next week.

“The Minority Upset by LFI”

“In order for there to be a debate, the rules must be respected and the respect for each other’s positions must be permanent. This is not what we saw yesterday,” Gabriel Attal said, blaming “a minority upset by political forces, especially La France Insoumise, trying to disrupt the functioning of this institution.”

“I will not accept it,” he added, promising to “maintain absolute vigilance (…) respecting the values ​​of the republic and the law.”

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