Falling behind: French students denounce growing pauperisation

It's another precinct heard from in France's blowback against inequality. After the Yellow Vest movement and ahead of December 5 mass strikes against pension reform, university students are mobilising. The recent self-immolation outside a student union in Lyon of a 22-year-old political science major has drawn attention to the desperate situation of those squeezed by stagnating scholarship stipends, rising rent and the soaring cost of living.