• Short Summary

    BATON SWINGING FRENCH POLICE TODAY (FRIDAY) CHARGED PARIS DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICAN AIR RAIDS ON NORTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    BATON SWINGING FRENCH POLICE TODAY (FRIDAY) CHARGED PARIS DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICAN AIR RAIDS ON NORTH VIETNAM. ABOUT 300 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

    SEVERAL THOUSAND TOOK PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION AT THE PLACE DE L'OPERA. IN THE CENTRE OF THE CAPITAL. THOSE ARRESTED WERE BUNDLED INTO BLACK MARIAS AND DRIVEN AWAY TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS AND HAMMERING AGAINST THE SIDES OF THE VEHICLES.

    RUNNING FIGHTS BETWEEN POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS RAGED FOR OVER AN HOUR. CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS WERE CAUGHT UP IN THE CHAOS, AND RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC WAS BROUGHT TO A HALT. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN PARIS IN RECENT YEARS.

    WHEN SOME 200 PARA-MILITARY SECURITY POLICE FORMED UP ACROSS THE BOULEVARD DES ITALIENS, THE CROWDS WENT SUDDENLY SILENT. EXPERIENCE OF THEIR REACTIONS TO DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE ALGERIAN TROUBLES HAS GIVEN THEM A REPUTATIONS RESPECTED BY EVEN THE MOST HARDENED DEMONSTRATORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABC1246DBRKZ33QSJU6FXHJQVD
    Media URN:
    VLVABC1246DBRKZ33QSJU6FXHJQVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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