Violent riots and strikes paralyse Paris and rest of France.
No title. Strikes paralyse France and demonstrators clash with police in Paris and provincial towns.
Various shots locked gates and empty buildings. L/S trains idle in stations. Panning shot deserted airport and buildings. L/S idle docks. Various shots traffic blocking streets. Various shots big piles of rubbish in street. L/S people queuing outside the National Bank. Various shots people panic buying food in market. L/S French assembly building, various shots ministers arriving. Various shots Prime Minister Georges Pompidou speaking in the Assembly.
Panning shot demonstrators crowded in street. L/S crowd marching waving flags. Night shots as demonstrations turn to riots; M/S demonstrators in burning street waving flags. M/S another demonstrator throws more rubbish onto fire. Panning shot fires burning in street. C/U M. Pompidou arriving at building. Various shots ministers arriving. Zoom in to L/S lines of riot police. C/U ditto. Panning shot two crowds of demonstrators in street. Various C/Us Alain Seismar (less militant activist) talking to demonstrators through loudspeaker. Panning shot as Seismar walks over to speak to police. C/U Seismar speaking to policeman.
L/S policemen with shields, pan to crowd throwing stones. L/S demonstrators throwing stones. Night shots demonstrators break up paving stones. A tree is felled to make blockade. L/S policeman firing tear gas shell. L/S rubbish being piled up for burning. L/S demonstrators throwing stuff onto fires. L/S police throwing stones back at demonstrators. L/S firemen running through burning street. L/S crowd of policemen marching along street. Panning shot fire burning. L/S ditto. M/S injured demonstrator being helped away. L/S fire burning. M/S ditto.
L/S demonstrator waving flag from statue, zoom back to L/S of car workers outside building in provincial town. C/U old man in crowd. Panning students in street near Forbach on the French-German border waiting for communist student leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit ("Red Danny"). L/S frontier guard with barbed wire. C/U frontier sign. C/U Red Danny in crowd of supporters. Panning shot students sitting in road around the border. C/U Red Danny addressing the students. C/U ditto. L/S the crowd. C/U Red Danny with policemen round him. Panning shot as he is driven away in van, back into Germany.
Panning shot members of the trade union movement marching in Paris. L/S ditto. C/U man carrying flag, pan to crowd behind. C/U people in the crowd marching. C/U man listens to wireless as President Charles De Gaulle speaks. L/S massed crowd as De Gaulle speaks. C/U De Gaulle speaking. Panning shot policemen throwing missiles back at demonstrators in streets. L/S as policemen fire tear gas shells at demonstrators. L/S police in pursuit of demonstrators. Panning C/U demonstrator with blood streaming from face. C/U injured policeman being helped away. L/S police outside burning building. M/S fire burning on stairs in building. Panning shot demonstrator being arrested by policemen. L/S fires burning in streets of Latin Quarter. L/S demonstrators digging up cobble stones with pickaxes. C/U ditto pan to fire burning. L/S police milling about. L/S as hordes of police charge demonstrators. L/S police running past camera. L/S as they attack the demonstrators, ditto. C/U police beating a demonstrator. Panning C/U policeman standing by two demonstrators laying in road. L/S medical teams helping injured demonstrators. L/S demonstrator throwing missile at police. L/S police throwing stones back. L/S police firing tear gas shells. L/S confused crowd amongst cloud of smoke. C/U injured man being taken away on stretcher. M/S another injured man being helped to car. L/S pile of rubbish burning. L/S cars burning. L/S bulldozer clearing blockade of wrecked cars. L/S police pursuing demonstrators. L/S police firing tear gas shells into crowd. L/S bulldozer clearing blockade of felled trees. L/S scene as police fire tear gas shells into crowd.
Aftermath of the riots: L/S scene next morning in the streets, barricades of trees laying around. C/U tree stump. Pan to L/S tree laying in road. Panning shot morning traffic trying to get past rubble in the streets. C/U Jacques Sauvageot (UNEF) speaking to reporters. L/S Government building. Various shots of people arriving for the talks between government, employers and unions. C/U M. Pompidou arriving. L/S strikers locked inside factory gates. C/U ditto. Angle shot idle cranes on dockside. L/S ditto. L/S empty railway lines.