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    France has suspended imports of Italian wine following protests by French growers.

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    GV Beziers township.
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    GV Demonstration in town centre.
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    GV ZOOM IN Demonstrators listening to speech.
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    SCU & SV Speaker addressing crowd. (4 SHOTS)
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    SV PAN Demonstrators listening to speaker. (2 SHOTS)
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    Background: France has suspended imports of Italian wine following protests by French growers. Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy ordered the three week ban on Friday (29 January). It was the second ban in six months. As the decision came, thousands of wine growers from the militant southern wine regions of Aude and Herault converged on the western Mediterranean city of Bezier to protest. They were addressed by the leader of the Herault Wine Growers Association. It was part of a tide of protest that included wrecking tanker trucks bringing wine from Italy, destroying railway lines and ruining an entire shipload of Italian wine last August in the nearby port of Sete. The French government's decision has been attacked by the EEC Commission's Agricultural Division, which said it broke EEC rules by obstructing free trade of Community produce.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2KFJF9A771MEUX6DVQJA3UZCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KFJF9A771MEUX6DVQJA3UZCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
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    N/A

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