• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE, GRAPPLING WITH THE WORST DOMESTIC CRISIS OF HIS TEN-YEAR RULE, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) CALLED A JUNE REFERENDUM AND ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD RESIGN IF THE NATION FAILED TO GIVE HIM A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE, GRAPPLING WITH THE WORST DOMESTIC CRISIS OF HIS TEN-YEAR RULE, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) CALLED A JUNE REFERENDUM AND ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD RESIGN IF THE NATION FAILED TO GIVE HIM A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. HE SAID HE SOUGHT THE REFERENDUM IN AN ATTEMPT TO COUNTER THE DISCONTENT WHICH HAS BROUGHT EIGHT MILLION FRENCHMEN OUT ON A GENERAL STRIKE, AND SENT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS INTO BLOODY STREET CLASHES WITH RIOT POLICE.

    AS THE PRESIDENT WENT ON FRENCH TELEVISION TO MAKE HIS PRE-RECORDED ANNOUNCEMENT, THOUSANDS OF MARCHERS WERE OUT IN THE STREETS OF PARIS IN DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH AGAIN ERUPTED IN VIOLENCE.

    SEVERAL THOUSAND STUDENTS STORMED THE PARIS BOURSE (STOCK EXCHANGE) CHANTING "TEMPLE OF GOLD, TEMPLE OF GOLD."
    THE FOLLOWING IS AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION OF THE EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH SHOWN IN OUR FILM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9C1FGT6DYS6V6M598DBFZEFYL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9C1FGT6DYS6V6M598DBFZEFYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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