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School administrators injured in French labor protests

  • People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. The social media-driven movement, called "Nuit Debout" or "Rise up at Night," sprang from nationwide strikes and protests. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    People gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. The social media-driven movement, called "Nuit Debout" or "Rise up at Night," sprang from nationwide strikes and protests. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • A paper hangs which reads, “the crisis has rung, the indignant are waking up” as people gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. The social media-driven movement, called "Nuit Debout" or "Rise up at Night," sprang from nationwide strikes and protests. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    A paper hangs which reads, “the crisis has rung, the indignant are waking up” as people gather on the Place de la Republique, in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Thousands of protesters have been camping out, holding night-time demonstrations at a symbolic rallying point on the Place de la Republique, to express anger at a proposed labor law and social conditions in France. The social media-driven movement, called "Nuit Debout" or "Rise up at Night," sprang from nationwide strikes and protests. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Youth scuffle with riot police officers during a protest in Paris, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Protesters across France are again marching to voice their anger at labor reforms being championed by the country's Socialist government. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Youth scuffle with riot police officers during a protest in Paris, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Protesters across France are again marching to voice their anger at labor reforms being championed by the country's Socialist government. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

French school principals are appealing for protection after several school administrators have been injured by youth protesting against labor reforms.

High school and college students are playing a prominent role in weeks of protests over a bill to relax the work week and make layoffs easier.

The SNPDEN school administrators' union said the latest violence hit Voltaire High School in Paris on Thursday, leaving two deputy principals lightly injured after being punched and hit by gravel.

SNPDEN deputy chief Michel Richard said one school's principal suffered three fractured ribs when a protester jumped on her, another was punched in the face and a third was bruised by garbage cans piled on by protesters.

He says "we ask the state to intervene as fast as possible."