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France / May Day / Economy / Pompidou #5012

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1969
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(Studio) French ban all street demonstrations for fear of trouble.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Paris, France) Student anarchists want May Day of revolutionary combat. French Communists champion law and order and say street violence scare Frenchmen into voting Gaullist. Police mobilized to crack down on any disorder. Franc weak, with gold prices down. Former P. M. Georges Pompidou promises to be strong leader like Charles DeGaulle. Pompidou's divided opposition wants to neutralize president so Parliament can rule.
REPORTER: John Rolfson

Reporter(s):
Rolfson, John;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:01:40

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