Images of dozens of pupils being arrested in the French town of Mantes-la-Jolie, some 50 kilometres (32miles) from Paris, sparked outrage on Thursday.
The arrests came following violent clashes between police and students protesting against French President Emmanuel Macron's educational reforms.
In total, police reportedly arrested 153 people. Footage shows children and teenages, some... Еще reportedly as young as 12 years old, on their knees, with their hands behind their back or on the head, watched by several police officers.
Protests have erupted throughout France in recent weeks, initially at Macron's plans to raise petrol prices, which have snowballed to encompass a variety of issues such as the wealth gap, living conditions and other planned reforms.