• Short Summary

    A NEAR-RIOT BROKE OUT DURING AN ELECTION MEETING TODAY (19 MAY) AT AN AUTOMOBILE PLANT IN A PARIS SUBURB.

  • Description

    A NEAR-RIOT BROKE OUT DURING AN ELECTION MEETING TODAY (19 MAY) AT AN AUTOMOBILE PLANT IN A PARIS SUBURB. THE MEETING WAS BEING HELD AT THE RENAULT FACTORY IN BILLANCOURT.

    THE MAN WHO CAUSED THE UPROAR WAS ALAIN KRIVINE, THE EXTREME LEFT-WING CANDIDATE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. HE INTERRUPTED A COMMUNIST PARTY GATHERING AND URGED WORKERS TO UNITE WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN CARRYING OUT THE REVOLUTION OF LAST MAY.

    A GROUP OF COMMUNIST PARTY MILITANTS, WAVING BANNERS IN FAVOUR OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY CANDIDATE JACQUES DUCLOS, TRIED TO SHOUT HIM DOWN. THE COUNTER-DEMONSTRATION ALMOST TURNED INTO A RIOT.

    BUT MR. KRIVINE, WHO IS 27, CONTINUED TO HARANGUE THE CROWDS MASSED IN A SQUARE DURING A LUNCH-BREAK. STANDING ON TOP OF A BIG LORRY WITH A LOUDSPEAKER IN HIS HAND, HE CALLED ON THE WORKERS TO RESUME THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE BOURGEOIS STATE.

    MR. KRIVINE, WHO PLAYED A BIG PART IN THE MAY-JUNE REVOLT OF 1968, SAID ELECTIONS WOULD SOLVE NOTHING. HE SAID THAT THE STRUGGLE MUST BE RESUMED AND URGED HIS LISTENERS NOT TO STOP HALFWAY THROUGH. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY ABOUT 100 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND A FEW SCHOOLBOYS.

    MEANWHILE IN ANOTHER PARIS SUBURB -- REUIL MALMAISON -- FORMER PRIME MINISTER GEORGE POMPIDOU RECEIVED A FRIENDLY WELCOME FROM THE CONSTITUENTS. HE ARRIVED BY HELICOPTER AND WAS IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDED BY SUPPORTERS WHO APPLAUDED HIM WARMLY AFTER HIS SPEECH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA12UD1ORIY76JKTAIDE3OMNMFB
    Media URN:
    VLVA12UD1ORIY76JKTAIDE3OMNMFB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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