Students Abroad: Rebellion in Europe

At France's 23 universities last week, 250.000 students abandoned their lectures in a carefully planned three-day boycott of classes. At the same time, class attendance at the University of Madrid dropped sharply during a ten-day strike, and 1,000 students conducted a protest march. In Italy, although the Catholic University of Milan was reopened after student protests had closed it for a week, absenteeism persisted; meanwhile, riotous students at the University of Naples barricaded Rector Giuseppe Tesauro in his own office until club-swinging police broke through the blockade.

Although the incitements vary, student protest is sweeping Europe this fall. As in...

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