• Short Summary

    POLICE CHARGED AT PROTESTING FARMERS IN AVIGNON, SOUTHERN FRANCE, YESTERDAY EVENING (THURSDAY).THE FARMERS, WHO PREVIOUSLY?

  • Description

    POLICE CHARGED AT PROTESTING FARMERS IN AVIGNON, SOUTHERN FRANCE, YESTERDAY EVENING (THURSDAY).THE FARMERS, WHO PREVIOUSLY HAD HELD NUMEROUS DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE LOW PRICES THEY ARE GETTING FOR THEIR PRODUCE, WERE ANGRY AT THE ARREST OF FOUR YOUNG COLLEAGUES.

    THEY MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE COURTHOUSE, WHERE MAGISTRATES WERE DEALING WITH THE FOUR FARMERS.THE FOUR WERE SAID TO HAVE POURED SULPHUR ON TO A HIGHWAY AND SET FIRE TO IT, BLOCKING TRAFFIC.IT WAS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE FOOD PRICES.

    POLICE FACED THE DEMONSTRATORS HEAD-ON.HOWEVER, A SIGNAL FROM THEIR LEADER AND THE FARMERS TURNED ON THEIR TRACKS AND SURGED OFF DOWN THE STREET WITH THE CLUB-SWINGING POLICE IN PURSUIT.PEACE LATER RETURNED TO THE TOWN.

    THE PROTESTS FOLLOW A WEEK OF CALM IN THE ALSO TROUBLED SURROUNDING REGION, WHERE FARMERS HAVE SEEN VOICING THEIR ANGER WITH PASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS, SUCH AS GIVING AWAY FRUIT AND SELLING WINE AT LOW PRICES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WKFTG0A6KH9XY5TCNCBHF1J3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WKFTG0A6KH9XY5TCNCBHF1J3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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