• Short Summary

    THE MAYORS OF 13 VILLAGES NEAR AVIGNON, SOUTHERN FRANCE, RESIGNED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) UNDER PRESSURE FROM DEMONSTRATING FARMERS WHO ARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF THE AGRICULTURAL SURPLUS PROBLEM.

  • Description

    THE MAYORS OF 13 VILLAGES NEAR AVIGNON, SOUTHERN FRANCE, RESIGNED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) UNDER PRESSURE FROM DEMONSTRATING FARMERS WHO ARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF THE AGRICULTURAL SURPLUS PROBLEM.

    ONE OF THE MAYORS LATER DECLARED THE RESIGNATIONS WERE MADE UNDER DURESS, AFTER A MASS MEETING WITH FARMERS AT PERTUIS, THE MAYORS SAID THEY HAD RESIGNED COLLECTIVELY IN A LETTER TO THE LOCAL PREFECT.

    THEY SAID IN THEIR NOTE THEY WERE CONSCIOUS THAT PRESSURE OF PUBLIC OPINION WAS BECOMING STRONGER MAKING THEIR POSITION AS MAYORS UNTENABLE.

    FRENCH "COMMANDO" FARMERS YESTERDAY WRECKED A MARKET IN SOUTHERN FRANCE, DESTROYING PEACHES, PLUMS AND TOMATOES IMPORTED FROM SPAIN.THE ACTION FOLLOWED EARLIER VIOLENCE AT AVIGNON AND THREATS THAT THEY WOULD BEGIN A SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION OF IMPORTED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT MOVED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF UNSOLD FARM SURPLUSES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4951OVG05ZHOYK1DYUPP06CPB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4951OVG05ZHOYK1DYUPP06CPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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