• Short Summary

    A FIRE AT THE SORBONNE -- FRANCE'S PREMIER UNIVERSITY -- WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED BY PARIS FIREMAN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AFTER IT HAD BEEN LIT BY A STUDENT.

  • Description

    A FIRE AT THE SORBONNE -- FRANCE'S PREMIER UNIVERSITY -- WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED BY PARIS FIREMAN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AFTER IT HAD BEEN LIT BY A STUDENT. A YOUNG MAN WAS LATER HELD BY THE SORBONNE'S OWN STUDENT "POLICE FORCE" IN CONNECTION WITH THE BLAZE.

    THE STUDENT WAS ACCUSED OF STARTING A FIRE IN ONE OF THE SORBONNE'S ARCHIVE STOREROOMS ON THE FOURTH FLOOR. AT FIRST THE STUDENTS WOULD NOT LET POLICE OR FIREMAN INTO THE BUILDING AND TRIED TO FIGHT THE BLAZE THEMSELVES. BUT THEY HAD TO RELENT AS THICK SMOKE STARTING GUSHING FROM THE ROOF. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT PUBLIC OFFICIALS HAD BEEN ABLE TO ENTER THE SORBONNE SINCE IT WAS OCCUPIED BY STUDENTS.

    WHILE THE FIREMEN WERE PUTTING THE BLAZE OUT, STUDENTS PATROLLED THE BUILDING WITH ALSATIAN GUARD DOGS TO PREVENT POLICE FROM ALSO ENTERING. AFTERWARDS THE STUDENTS WENT OUTSIDE TO KERBSIDE CAFES. THESE CAFES WERE DESERTED ONLY TWO DAYS AGO FOR FEAR OF UNREST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAASQFWIQ8S0JOMISBAOGAKMKB9
    Media URN:
    VLVAASQFWIQ8S0JOMISBAOGAKMKB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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