French Students and Police Clash During the May '68 Strikes Ca. 1968Unknown - 1968
In May 1968, French officials closed the University of the Sorbonne because of large student protests against the Vietnam War and demanding university reform. The closure provoked a student strike and weeks of rioting. Initially, many labor groups joined the students in sympathy strikes, which threatened to topple President Charles de Gaulle's Fifth Republic government but public opinion slowly turned against the protestors. Although De Gaulle held new elections and he re-won the presidency by a wide margin, the riots profoundly influenced the next generation of French leaders.
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Copyright Date: ©1968
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