• Short Summary

    Troops were called to help the Paris police clear traffic jams this morning as hundreds of thousands of people, deprived of Public Transport by 24-hour strike, made their way into the city in cars, lorries and any other vehicles they could get.

  • Description

    Troops were called to help the Paris police clear traffic jams this morning as hundreds of thousands of people, deprived of Public Transport by 24-hour strike, made their way into the city in cars, lorries and any other vehicles they could get. The evening congestion was less because many workers returned home early. Some Paris firms asked their workers to stay at home today and work on Saturday. The railway strike, called, like the rest of today's stoppages, in protest against living costs, was almost complete, although few main line and international trains, often empty, left Paris. The strike on the Underground railway was complete and only twenty of the city's 2,108 buses were running. Electricity workers staged stoppages but there were no power cuts. Bastions remained unemptied in home districts and postal services were late.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2PGU6NH9M3C72SJNUVZ9Y6GR4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PGU6NH9M3C72SJNUVZ9Y6GR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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