Student action in Paris, election campaigns.
French Pathe item. Nice French cockerel logo at the beginning.
SORBONNE EVACUATED & CANDIDATES PREPARE FOR ELECTIONS
Paris, France. GV Crowd. CU Placard "Cessons de Nour Ha'ir". CU Police officer arguing. MS Students shouting at police. MS Police arresting students. MS Police vans with arrested students. MS Students holding SS placards. LS Police attacking, students fleeing. MS Bonfire in streets. MS Students buildings barricades and using a bulldozer. They smash down doors. and throw stones.
LS Students and police fighting. MS Cars burning. LS Gas shells exploding. LS Fires outside Sorbonne, students smashing cars. MS Rubbish from Sorbonne being burnt. MS Clearing streets of wrecked cars and rubbish. LS Police surround the Sorbonne. They speak to the students through the doorway then some students are seen leaving. LS Students waving flags.
Good C/Us of statues with masking tape stuck over their mouths and various placards. There seems to be a nursery for children inside the Sorbonne (?). Students are seen with chains around their necks. One has a catapult. Fighting in the street - the students are play fighting. More scenes of rioting. Streets are washed outside the Sorbonne.
VS Election candidates including Waldeck Rochet addressing Communist meeting.
VS Montage of others taking part in the election campaigning. Screen actor Roger Hanin, Pierre Joxe (son of a former minister), Claude Duval, Oliver Stirn, Jacques Chirac and Jacques Duhamel who is the young leader of the Centre party.