• Short Summary

    French prostitutes renewed their protects against what they allege is police harassment and Government hostility by demonstrating at the country home or French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing on Wednesday (2 July).

  • Description

    French prostitutes renewed their protects against what they allege is police harassment and Government hostility by demonstrating at the country home or French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing on Wednesday (2 July).

    Several dozen prostitutes travelled from Lyons, the centre of their protest, to Chanonat where they appeared at both entrance shouting and, in some cases, throwing debris at the walls.

    The French President was not home at the time.

    The prostitutes began their campaign last month by occupying several churches. They were eventually removed from the churches by police. Wednesday's demonstration at the President's home followed a meeting in Lyons they discussed new tactics.

    There are an estimated 30,000 prostitutes in France and their protest in against increasing police activity and arrests.

    Although prostitution is legal in France, a 1956 low outlawed brothels, pimping and soliciting.

    The prostitutes are asking that their profession, often referred to as the word's oldest, be given official recognition .This would include social security benefits.

    President Giscard has ordered a government inquiry into the human problems of the prostitutes, many whom say they are playing their trade to provide for their children, but Minister of the Interior Michael Poniatowski has warned the public to be cautious in their sympathies because behind the prostitutes are pimps and procures who, he said, are often connected with the drug trade.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9NH38RFVTXLLHXJL7V2C8YWX
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9NH38RFVTXLLHXJL7V2C8YWX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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