The French police have detained over 140 people during the protest actions near Mantes-la-Jolie in Yvelines, BBC reported.
According to the source, a total of 146 people have been arrested.
The clashes between the police and protesters were broken, after the participants of the protest set fire on two vehicles.
Many protesters are law-abiding French citizens, engaged in a street protest that has huge public support and is widely seen as a legitimate democratic action.
The students, particularly, oppose the earlier education reform, which complicates the selection for admission to higher educational institutions, as well as protest a significant increase in tuition fees for foreign students.