• Short Summary

    In France striking radio and television workers clashed with police during a demonstration in Paris on Wednesday (22 February).

  • Description

    In France striking radio and television workers clashed with police during a demonstration in Paris on Wednesday (22 February).

    SYNOPSIS: The march began uneventfully, with hundreds of workers gathering outside the well-known Georges Pompidou Cultural Centre in the Rue de Beaubourg. Onlookers watched as the marchers set off towards the Arc de Triomphe through the light afternoon drizzle. They moved along peacefully, waving banners and placards and chanting slogans.

    The march was part of a national demonstration by television and radio production workers to highlight their strike, now in its third week. The workers say they are determined to stop the government implementing a phased redundancy of three hundred jobs.

    Earlier, a demonstration was held outside the Bourse stock exchange, and following a meeting there, strikers voted to continue their action until the government backed down.

    The march through Paris continued peacefully, until the protesters reached the Champs Elysees. Scuffles then broke out between the striking workers and the police who forced the demonstrators off the street and onto the pavement.

    However, it proved to be a minor confrontation, and after the marchers regrouped, they continued to their destination, the Arc de triomphe.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6EI5YKGH27PC1KVAM0ZTPOB5
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6EI5YKGH27PC1KVAM0ZTPOB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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