• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, WHO RETURNED TO PARIS LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) FROM RUMANIA TO TAKER PERSONAL CONTROL OF THE TIDAL WAVE OF INDUSTRIAL AND STUDENT UNREST SWEEPING FRANCE, TODAY (SUNDAY) TOLD KEY CABINET MINISTERS THAT HE WOULD NOT TOLERATE DISORDER IN THE STREETS BUT WAS PREPARED TO GRANT REFORMS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, WHO RETURNED TO PARIS LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) FROM RUMANIA TO TAKER PERSONAL CONTROL OF THE TIDAL WAVE OF INDUSTRIAL AND STUDENT UNREST SWEEPING FRANCE, TODAY (SUNDAY) TOLD KEY CABINET MINISTERS THAT HE WOULD NOT TOLERATE DISORDER IN THE STREETS BUT WAS PREPARED TO GRANT REFORMS.

    THE 77-YEAR-OLD GENERAL CUT SHORT HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO RUMANIA TO FLY HOME TO FACE A SITUATION WHICH WAS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING INTO FRANCE'S WORST CRISIS SINCE THE ALGERIAN WAR.

    GENERAL DE GAULLE LOOKED RELAXED AS HE STEPPED FROM HIS AIRCRAFT TO BE WELCOMED BY PRIME MINISTER GEORGES POMPIDOU, OTHER MINISTERS AND POLICE OFFICIALS. HE SPENT FIVE MINUTES CHATTING WITH THE WELCOMING PARTY BEFORE DRIVING TO CENTRAL PARIS.

    THE STRIKE MOVEMENT SNOWBALLING ACROSS FRANCE HAS AFFECTED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS. ORIGINALLY CALLED IN SYMPATHY WITH DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS THE STOPPAGES ARE NOW MOTIVATED BY OPPOSITION TO GAULLISM AND A DESIRE FOR BETTER PAY AND CONDITIONS.

    AFTER TODAY'S 25-MINUTE SESSION WITH MINISTERS ON HOW TO KEEP PUBLIC ORDER THE GENERAL WAS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID: "REFORMS, YES, BUT NO MESS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENQ9FMJATB17G2IAVTPIG4PD7
    Media URN:
    VLVAENQ9FMJATB17G2IAVTPIG4PD7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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