After a meeting of the Insoumis Louis Boyard, the students vote to block Rennes 2 (IMAGES) – RT in French
The young deputy, who came to lead a meeting against pension reform and student precariousness, was welcomed by many students who then decided to block the university establishment.
“Like a rock star”. Therefore Rennes Monthly described the welcome reserved for the young deputy of La France insoumise (LFI) Louis Boyard at the University of Rennes 2 (Brittany), on the occasion of a public meeting devoted to the “revolt of youth”.
Nearly 500 students took part in this meeting, according to the local media, specifying that the meeting was organized on the initiative of the union “Pirate Union”, which counts, among its members, two close collaborators of the deputy in the Assembly national.
The former president of the National High School Union unfolded his favorite themes such as student precariousness and called on students to mobilize against the pension reform, the examination of which begins this February 6 in the Assembly.
“Youth is the tipping point of social movements”, launched Louis Boyard, believing that students had the power to “change history”. His speech seems to have motivated the troops since the students voted in the wake of blocking the university.
The students then organized a chain to transport tables and chairs, then used to block the doors and accesses of the establishment. A “Rennes 2 la rouge” banner was hung above one of the entrances.
The initiative was welcomed by the leader of LFI Jean-Luc Mélenchon, for whom the youth thus shows itself “owner of its future”, by not letting “the rights acquired by its parents be stolen tomorrow”.
As local media recall, Louis Boyard had already highlighted Rennes 2 University on social networks in the fall, denouncing in a tweet the reduction of choices and portions at the Crous Bretagne, hence the thin sandwiches in his eyes.
“Whoops ! After my public meeting in Rennes II, the students have just voted to block the university”, pretended to apologize the deputy of Val de Marne, affirming that “the students have become aware that their number and [que] their strength will make it possible to bring down the pension reform”.
Whoops ! After my public meeting in Rennes II, the students have just voted to block the university.
The students realized that their number and their strength will make it possible to bring down the #PensionReform.
Something is happening in the youth. We will win. pic.twitter.com/Oa8R31SMzI
— Louis Boyard (@LouisBoyard) February 6, 2023
If several general assemblies are planned in the universities on February 7 on the occasion of the third big day of inter-union mobilization against the pension reform, the students have so far not played a significant role in the protest movement. The youth organizations of the left-wing parties, alongside Unef, launched on 2 February a call to the generalization of blockades in high schools and universities, hoping to increase the pressure on the government of Elisabeth Borne.