• Short Summary

    CONDITIONS ARE STILL UNSETTLED AT PARIS UNIVERSITY'S NANTERRE CAMPUS WHERE SIX MONTHS AGO THE STUDENT PROTEST MOVEMENT BEGAN WHICH ENGULFED FRANCE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED WAVE OF STRIKES.

  • Description

    CONDITIONS ARE STILL UNSETTLED AT PARIS UNIVERSITY'S NANTERRE CAMPUS WHERE SIX MONTHS AGO THE STUDENT PROTEST MOVEMENT BEGAN WHICH ENGULFED FRANCE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED WAVE OF STRIKES. ON MONDAY STUDENTS HELD TWO EXTERNAL EXAMINERS PRISONERS FOR TWO HOURS AND ON TUESDAY THE DEAN OF THE ARTS FACULTY WAS PELTED WITH TOMATOES AND DETAINED IN A LECTURE ROOM FOR AN HOUR. M. EDGAR FAURE, THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION ASKED LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) FOR A FORCE OF POLICE TO BE STATIONED NEAR THE CAMPUS.

    THE TWO EXTERNAL EXAMINERS DETAINED WERE TWO PROMINENT AVIATION OFFICIALS AND THEY WERE HELD IN RETALIATION FOR THE ARREST OF TWO OFFICIALS OF THE MILITANT STUDENTS UNION UNEF (UNION NATIONALE DES ETUDIANTS DE FRANCE). THEY WERE RELEASED AFTER THE DEAN OF THE ARTS FACULTY CALLED THE POLICE. MEANWHILE SOME TEACHERS AT NANTERRE ARE CALLING FOR THE SUSPENSION OF LECTURES TILL, WHAT THEY CALL, "SECURITY" IS RESTORED
    IN HIS BROADCAST LAST NIGHT M. EDGAR FAURE SAID THAT HE DID NOT INTEND TO CLOSE THE NANTERRE CAMPUS. HE SAID THAT THE AIM OF THE REVOLUTIONARY STUDENTS WAS TO PROVOKE THE GOVERNMENT TO CLOSE THE NANTERRE ARTS FACULTY BUT HE ADDED THAT HE WOULD NOT FALL IN, WHAT HE CALLED, "THIS SNARE". THE MINISTER ALSO SAID THAT STUDENT UNREST WOULD END WHEN HIS NEW UNIVERSITY REFORM LAW CAME INTO EFFECT.

    (IN HIS BROADCAST ON SUNDAY, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SAID THAT MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER WAS ESSENTIAL AND THAT MEASURES WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST FURTHER UNREST).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAACQN79YI8Q26HJ6RRLXY2YTON
    Media URN:
    VLVAACQN79YI8Q26HJ6RRLXY2YTON
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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