• Short Summary

    Thousands of winegrowers in Southern France clashed with police during demonstrations against falling incomes over the weekend.

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    Thousands of winegrowers in Southern France clashed with police during demonstrations against falling incomes over the weekend.

    One of the biggest shows of discontent came in Montpelier, where an estimated 15,000 gathered in an atmosphere of tension -- following a bomb blast outside the Prefecture the previous night.

    On Monday (17 March), there were several confrontations between demonstrators and police. One group of protesters barricaded themselves into the cathedral, threatening to stay there for a week. Others occupied college buildings. Two policemen were seriously injured in clashes.

    There was another big demonstration in Carcassonne, where 12,000 protesters ransacked the town's main tax office and set fire to the regional agricultural office.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49DS6LNIGDBWODH08PF5TJR1B
    Media URN:
    VLVA49DS6LNIGDBWODH08PF5TJR1B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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