Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hunger vs. Police repression

In March 2006, violent student demonstrations in Paris prompted the Police to effectively occupy the Sorbonne University (and its courtyard, and to barricade the surrounding shops...).
Alexandre Duclos, a 23 years old philosophy student, decided to demonstrate against this by undertaking a hunger strike. He slept in a tent across from his Uni and only drank Ice Tea.

(For french speakers, Indymedia had a nice article about him).


  1. I remember that... what an unexpected event in the eyes of Swedes...I suppose it wasn't too unexpected in the eyes of the french... how is he now? do you know?

  2. No idea.. but i don't think he was there for too much long.
    I hope he's well though!