Farmers Rebel 1961

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    Titles read: "FRANCE - FARMERS REBEL".

    Brittany, France.

    General view of farmers on tractors coming into the French village of Quimper. One tractor carries a sign reading 'Liberate Our Leaders' in French. Various shots of a roadblock set up by farmers. C/U of farmer holding notice which reads in French 'Les paysans n'ont-ils pas le droit de VIVRE' ('Haven't peasants the right to live?').

    Commentator explains they are protesting against the recent alarming fall of farm-produce prices and are demanding the release of two arrested Union leaders. People assemble in the village; French troops are lined up on the edge of the crowd. Crowds stand outside the Justice Hall in Quimper.

    More tractors arrive - a contingent of Bordeaux winegrowers are among them. Crowds and farmers block the roads.

    Crowds outside the Sous Prefecture at Guincamp. Man sits on top of gatepost and speaks to the crowd. People in the crowd hold a notice reading 'Liberez Nos Freres'. More shots of the farmers on tractors.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sarah
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    53653
    Sort Number:
    61/050
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:43:00 / 01:53:37:00
    Canister:
    61/50
    Film ID:
    1728.17
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1961
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