A French council sent police officers to a primary school to protest about its decision to offer optional Arabic language classes to pupils.

Local news outlet La Chaine Info (LCI) said the deputy mayor of Six-Four-Les-Plages had confirmed that officers were sent to the Reynier primary school twice in November to inform school officials of the mayor's opposition to the lessons.

Jean-Sebastien Vialatte told LCI that officials were concerned that the class, which was being held outside school hours, was not agreed to by the local council in the Var district of southern France.

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