• Short Summary

    WIDESPREAD STRIKES CONTINUED THROUGHOUT FRANCE TODAY (SUNDAY) BUT IN PARIS TONIGHT POLICE TOOK THEIR FIRST COUNTER MEASURE SINCE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S HURRIED RETURN FROM RUMANIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    WIDESPREAD STRIKES CONTINUED THROUGHOUT FRANCE TODAY (SUNDAY) BUT IN PARIS TONIGHT POLICE TOOK THEIR FIRST COUNTER MEASURE SINCE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S HURRIED RETURN FROM RUMANIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). GENDARMES SWOOPED ON SEVERAL POST OFFICES IN THE CAPITAL AND CLEARED THEM OF STRIKING WORKERS. REPORTS SAY THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS AND NO ARRESTS.

    AT THE ELYSEE PALACE, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE PRESIDED OVER A MEETING OF KEY MINISTERS AND WAYS TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC ORDER WERE DISCUSSED. THE PRESIDENT WAS QUOTED AS SAYING TO THE ASSEMBLED MINISTERS "REFORM YES, BUT NOT A MESS." THE EFFECTS OF STOPPAGES WERE FELT THROUGHOUT FRANCE. TRANSPORT WAS ALMOST AT A COMPLETE STANDSTILL - NO TRAINS, NO UNDERGROUND METRO MOVEMENT, NO BUSES AND SERIOUS CUTBACKS AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS. AT THE BIG RENAULT AUTOMOBILE FACTORY IN SUBURBAN PARIS, WORKERS STILL REMAIN ON STRIKE. AND EVEN THE PARIS OPERA HAS BEEN CLOSED. TECHNICIANS AND STAGE HANDS FOLLOWED THE EXAMPLE OF OTHER STRIKERS AND OCCUPIED THE BUILDING, AS WELL AS BEDECKING IT WITH SLOGANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPM5G5SD2KNOGVBVU20KHJQ3K
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPM5G5SD2KNOGVBVU20KHJQ3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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