• Short Summary

    Several hundred prostitutes from all over France gathered in Lyons on Wednesday(2 JULY)for a mass meeting to plan their campaign to end alleged police brutality.

  • Description

    GV INT Prostitutes in assembly PAN TO sign(2 shots)
    SCU Delphine Seyrig speaking in French
    CU A prostitute being interviewed

    In the French city of Lyons on Wednesday several hundred French prostitutes gathered to fight for their rights. It's the latest move by the ladies of the night in their battle to end alleged police brutality. They also want their profession recognised.

    Film actress Delphine Seyrig was among the notable sympathiser who attended the rally. She told newsmen that she was glad to have been invited and that she supported the prostitutes' demands. She said that if only people knew the prostitutes' plight they'd get the support they need.

    A prostitute -- who didn't want to be named -- was asked whether she thought French public opinion was behind the prostitutes. She said she didn't think it was. But she made the point that French people well understood the need for prostitutes in their country. She added that all she wanted was to be recognised and her profession understood.

    Initials BB/0225 JW/JB/BB/0235 This film includes an interview in French film actress Delphine Seyig, who was present at the Lyons meeting and who backs the prostitutes' case.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Several hundred prostitutes from all over France gathered in Lyons on Wednesday(2 JULY)for a mass meeting to plan their campaign to end alleged police brutality.
    They also want their profession to be recognised.
    The meeting is the culmination of a month of sitins and other demonstrations by the prostitutes of France.
    Earlier on Wednesday several dozen prostitutes blocked the entrance to the country residence of President Valery Giscard d'Estaing in an effort to publicise their cause.
    Film actress Delphine Seyrig was among the notable sympathiser who attended the rally. She told newsman that she was glad to have been invited and that she supported the prostitutes' demands.She said that if only people knew the prostitutes' plight they'd get the support they need.
    A prostitute who didn't want to be named was asked whether she thought French public opinion was behind the prostitutes. She said she didn't think it was. But she made the point that French people well understood the need for prostitutes in their country. She added that all she wanted was to be recognised and her profession understood.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46B5K48BI0MWET6EFL335M537
    Media URN:
    VLVA46B5K48BI0MWET6EFL335M537
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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