A student demonstration in France turned violent on Thursday forcing police to respond with tear gas.
The protest was held in the city of Nantes over proposed labour reforms that are intended to free up the job market.
France suffers from an unemployment rate of around 10 percent, with youth unemployment at a staggering 25 percent.
President Francois Hollande, up for re-election next year, proposed the reforms that students and trade unions say threaten workers’ rights.
Thursday’s protest saw nine arrests as students threw bottles at security forces.
A second demonstration was held in a southern suburb of Paris.