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2006-03-11 13:27:50

By Tim Hepher and Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - Riot police stood guard at Paris's Sorbonne university after breaking up a three-day sit-in there on Saturday and a clean-up operation began as France tried to quell student protests over job reforms.

2006-03-11 09:42:40

By Tim Hepher and Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police used tear gas to break up a three-day sit-in at Paris's Sorbonne university on Saturday, stirring up memories of May 1968, as angry students threatened a mounting challenge to government labor reforms.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.