• Short Summary

    EIGHT HUNDRED MILITANT STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF PARIS LAST NIGHT TO PROTEST AT THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AGAINST THE HANDLING OF STUDENTS WHO OCCUPIED THE PARIS UNIVERSITY RECTORATE LAST MONTH BUT STRONG FORCES OF POLICE TURNED THE MARCHERS BACK AND THE STUDENTS DECIDED INSTEAD TO OCCUPY THE FACULTY OF THE SORBONNE.

  • Description

    EIGHT HUNDRED MILITANT STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF PARIS LAST NIGHT TO PROTEST AT THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AGAINST THE HANDLING OF STUDENTS WHO OCCUPIED THE PARIS UNIVERSITY RECTORATE LAST MONTH BUT STRONG FORCES OF POLICE TURNED THE MARCHERS BACK AND THE STUDENTS DECIDED INSTEAD TO OCCUPY THE FACULTY OF THE SORBONNE.

    THE DECISION TO OCCUPY THE SORBONNE WAS IN DEFIANCE OF A FRENCH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT THAT IT WOULD NOT TOLERATE FURTHER OCCUPATIONS OF UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS. EARLY TODAY, SQUADS OF HEAVILY-ARMED POLICE BEGAN TO CLEAR THE STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS OUT OF THE FACULTY.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN EARLY LAST EVENING WHEN THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED ON THE MINISTRY TO PROTEST AGAINST THE SUSPENSION AND DRAFTING FOR MILITARY SERVICE OF 34 STUDENTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE OCCUPATION OF THE PARIS UNIVERSITY RECTORATE. NORMALLY, STUDENTS ARE EXEMPT FROM MILITARY SERVICE.

    BUT THEY FOUND THE STREETS NEAR THE MINISTRY BLOCKED BY HUNDREDS OF ARMED POLICE IN RIOT KIT. THE POLICE TURNED THE STUDENTS BACK AND THEY RETURNED TO THE SORBONNE AND ENTERED THE BUILDING ???1TH THE INTENTION OF OCCUPYING IT. BUT WHEN THEY HAD BEEN THERE FOR LESS THAN FOUR HOURS, THE POLICE ARRIVED AND HUSTLED THEM OUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE5ITJWKU87NP0RV3U848I4B8U
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5ITJWKU87NP0RV3U848I4B8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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