• Short Summary

    Hundreds of cyclists gathered in the centre of Paris on Saturday (24 May) to protest about pollution and to show Parisians the advantages of two-wheeled pedal-powered transport.

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    Hundreds of cyclists gathered in the centre of Paris on Saturday (24 May) to protest about pollution and to show Parisians the advantages of two-wheeled pedal-powered transport.

    They decorated their cycles with flags and placards and rode up the Champs Elysees to gather at the Arc de Triomphe.

    Many wore gas-masks to draw attention to the air pollution created by motor vehicles which causes a hazard for cyclists. They also want more facilities for bicycles such as cycle lanes and more parking areas in the city.

    The demonstration was organised by various cycling clubs and groups, environmental groups like Friends of the Earth and other organisations like the French Youth Hostel Association.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QJ5EBY55E5TSRPEPE016X2VC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QJ5EBY55E5TSRPEPE016X2VC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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