• Short Summary

    STEEL-HELMETED POLICE WIELDING LONG TRUNCHEONS SCATTERED LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY STUDENTS, IN PARIS, FEB 8, WHO WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE LATEST BOMB OUTRAGES BY THE OAS - SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION.

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    STEEL-HELMETED POLICE WIELDING LONG TRUNCHEONS SCATTERED LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY STUDENTS, IN PARIS, FEB 8, WHO WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE LATEST BOMB OUTRAGES BY THE OAS - SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION.FIVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 200 INJURED IN THE CLASHES.

    AT THE PLACE DE LA BASTILLE A CROWD OF BETWEEN FIVE AND EIGHT THOUSAND DEFIED A BAN ON DEMONSTRATIONS AND FACED THE RING OF 2,000 RIOT POLICE AROUND THE BASTILLE SQUARE.MANY POLICEMEN WERE INJURED BY PAVING STONES THAT THE DEMONSTRATORS RIPPED UP FROM THE STREET.EACH TIME THE POLICE CHARGED THE RIOTERS RE-FORMED IN THE SIDE STREETS.AS SOON AS THERE WERE ENOUGH OF THEM THEY WOULD SURGE FORWARD AGAIN CHANTING "OAS ASSASSINS" AND "PEACE IN ALGERIA".A POLICEMAN FIRED INTO THE CROWD THEN THEY CLOSED IN ON HIS VAN.

    EARLIER A GROUP OF 300 STUDENTS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF PROFESSOR VEDEL IN ST.GERMAN DES PRES.HIS FLAT WAS BADLY DAMAGED BY ONE OF THE PLASTIC EXPLOSIONS ON FEB 7.HERE THE DEMONSTRATION WAS PEACEFUL AND THE POLICE WERE CONTENT TO STAND BACK AND WATCH.

    WHILE THE ANTI-OAS CROWDS BATTLED WITH THE POLICE THE SECRET ARMY AGENTS SET OFF FOUR MORE PLASTIC CHARGES.ONE OF THE BOMBS EXPLODED INSIDE THE PARIS OFFICE OF THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY TASS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCMQDUNY1IJ5X1XJSDHY97Z8A
    Media URN:
    VLVABCMQDUNY1IJ5X1XJSDHY97Z8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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