<figcaption>High school students re-enact student arrest in Mantes-la-Jolie during a demonstration in Paris / <span class="copyright">Free</span></figcaption>
<strong>On their knees and with hands on heads, people in France have re-enacted the controversial arrest of high school students in Mantes-la-Jolie which stirred mass outrage.</strong>
Recent footage depicting rows of education reform protesters on their knees, with baton-wielding officers standing over them near Saint-Exupery high school, has gone viral. Uploaded on Thursday evening, it gathered thousands of angry comments online, with many likening the image to execution by firing squad.
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