• Short Summary

    STUDENT RIOTERS THREW "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS" SLATES AND COBBLE STONES AT POLICE IN PARIS EARLY TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A NEW UPSURGE OF VIOLENCE SPARKED BY THE DROWNING OF A YOUTH IN THE SEINE YESTERDAY IN THE RIOTING, 26 POLICE WERE INJURED, 16 MOTORCARS AND TWO NEWSPAPER KIOSKS SET ALIGHT AND FIREMEN CALLED OUT 50 TIMES.

  • Description

    STUDENT RIOTERS THREW "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS" SLATES AND COBBLE STONES AT POLICE IN PARIS EARLY TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A NEW UPSURGE OF VIOLENCE SPARKED BY THE DROWNING OF A YOUTH IN THE SEINE YESTERDAY IN THE RIOTING, 26 POLICE WERE INJURED, 16 MOTORCARS AND TWO NEWSPAPER KIOSKS SET ALIGHT AND FIREMEN CALLED OUT 50 TIMES.

    AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STREET FIGHTING, POLICE CHARGED BARRICADES SURROUNDING THE PLACE DU PANTHEON IN THE LATIN QUARTER. IT WAS ALL REMINISCENT OF THE CLASHES THAT LAST MONTH TRIGGERED OFF FRANCE'S GENERAL STRIKE. MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE WERE QUESTIONED BY POLICE DURING THE RIOTING AND 22 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

    PARISIANS MAKING THEIR WAY TO WORK HAD TO PICK THEIR WAY OVER MASSES OF RUBBLE LEFT FROM THE FIGHTING. THE WAY THROUGH THE RUE ST. JACQUES WAS CLEARED BY A GIANT POLICE BULLDOZER WHICH NOSED AWAY BURNED-OUT CAR WRECKS UNDER A HAIL OF "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS" -- BOTTLES FULL OF PETROL SET ALIGHT -- FROM THE WINDOWS OF THE NEARBY SORBONNE UNIVERSITY BUILDING.

    THE STUDENT WHOSE DEATH LED TO THE VIOLENCE IS CLAIMED BY POLICE TO HAVE DIVED INTO THE SEINE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE A POLICE CHECK. STUDENTS CLAIM HE WAS HURLED INTO THE RIVER BY RIOT POLICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJSQ0EP5ORWVXZCL9WA31AICK
    Media URN:
    VLVABJSQ0EP5ORWVXZCL9WA31AICK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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