• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED FOLLOWING CLASHES WITH POLICE IN PARIS THIS EVENING (FRIDAY).SEVERAL?

  • Description

    MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED FOLLOWING CLASHES WITH POLICE IN PARIS THIS EVENING (FRIDAY).SEVERAL WERE HELD FOR ALLEGED VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POLICE.AND OFFICIAL STATEMENT SAID 41 POLICEMEN WERE "HURT OR BRUISED."
    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS A CLIMAX TO WEEK-LONG UNIVERSITY STRIKES THROUGHOUT FRANCE.THERE HAS BEEN DISCONTENT AMONG STUDENTS AT THE LACK OF TEACHING STAFF AND LECTURE ROOMS, OVERCROWDING AND THE HIGH COST OF LIVING ACCOMMODATION.

    TODAY'S DEMONSTRATION WENT AHEAD IN SPITE OF A POLICE BAN AND A WARNING TO ORGANISERS THAT THEY WERE LIABLE UP TO SIX MONTHS JAIL AND A FINE UP TO 7,000 FRANCS.

    GENDARMES BLOCKED THE WAY AS THE STUDENTS , WAVING A HUGE BANNER CALLING FOR "A DEMOCRATIC UNIVERSITY," MARCHED DOWN THE BOULEVARD SAINT MICHEL, ON THE LEFT BANK.

    AS THE STUDENTS MARCHED ON, NOW SHOUTING "GIVE US LECTURE HALLS-NOT GUNS," THE POLICE CHARGED.STONES WERE HURLED BY SEVERAL STUDENTS AS THE POLICE MOVED INTO THE MOB, SWINGING THEIR HEAVY CAPES AS WEAPONS.

    AFTER A TEN-MINUTE MELEE, THE STUDENTS TURNED AND RAN.THE POLICE FOLLOWED, ROUNDING UP SCORES OF THEM.MANY WERE HERDED INTO POLICE VANS HOLDING THEIR HEADS AFTER RECEIVING BLOWS FROM POLICEMEN'S CAPES.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA64Z6UY227DZIRKGMUTVXTIFOD
    Media URN:
    VLVA64Z6UY227DZIRKGMUTVXTIFOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment