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Footage from '68

Article published on the 2008-05-15 Latest update 2008-05-16 09:42 TU

Watch footage from France's national audiovisual archive showing the students on the boulevards and the unions on the march

Film 1

Footage of students clashing with the CRS, France's riot police, in the latin quarter of Paris. May 1968.

The commentry observes that "it was the longest day in the Latin quarter...after several other citys, Rome Berlin Warsaw, the agitation has arrived in Paris... Its size and its violence has surprised everyone...a violence that we haven't seen in a long time."

Film 2

Silent footage of France's CGT union on a protest march. 29 May 1968.

The following figures from the CGT and the French Communist Party appear: Georges Seguy, Jacques Duclos, Waldeck Rochet, Georges Marchais, Benoît Frachon.