• Short Summary

    GENEVA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE OCCUPIED THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE AND THE OFFICES OF THE "GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS". (AGE) TO EMPHASISE THEIR GRIEVANCES WITH THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

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    GENEVA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE OCCUPIED THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE AND THE OFFICES OF THE "GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS". (AGE) TO EMPHASISE THEIR GRIEVANCES WITH THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

    STUDENTS CLIMBED IN THROUGH AN UNLOCKED WINDOW TO AFFECT THE OCCUPATION, AFTER TROUBLE FOLLOWING THE DISSOLUTION OF AGE.

    ON THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY STUDENTS VOTED BY 164 VOTES TO 97 WITH 17 ABSTENTIONS TO DISCONTINUE AGE, BUT AS THE NECESSARY QUORUM OF 10% OF THE STUDENTS WERE NOT PRESENT, THE DECISION WAS DEEMED INVALID.

    ON THE 23RD OF FEBRUARY, HOWEVER, THE EXECUTIVE OF AGE RESIGNED EN MASSE AND ON THE 26TH, THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RESIGNED IN TURN. THEY CALLED FOR NEW ELECTIONS.

    A BODY OF STUDENTS THEN FORMED THEMSELVES INTO AN ORGANISATION CALLED THE "FREE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS". THEY WROTE A LETTER TO THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, SETTING OUT STUDENT GRIEVANCES AND DEMANDED A REPLY WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME.

    WHEN THE REPLY WAS NOT FORTH-COMING THE STUDENTS VOTED BY 144 TO 18, WITH 24 ABSTENTIONS TO OCCUPY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S ROOMS, AND BY 189 TO 15, WITH 18 ABSTENTIONS, TO OCCUPY THE 'AGE' OFFICES.

    OTHER STUDENTS PARADES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY WITH BANNERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5LQ5CHG8E8S93GJ74EE64O8ZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LQ5CHG8E8S93GJ74EE64O8ZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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