Students staged silent sit-in demonstrations at 20 Paris high schools on Thursday to protest against the jailing of 18-year-old schoolboy Gilles Guiot.
GV EXT Lycee Chaptal, PAN DOWN TO students
SV white-coated students forming ring in street
GV AND SV students seated in street
SV French flag TILT DOWN building
CU sing "LIBEREZ GUIOT, INNOCENT"
SCU sing "6 MOIS DE PRISON A GUIT INNOCENT 20 LYCEES EN GREVE"
SCU sing "CHAPTAL EN GREVE"
GV students in street (2 shots)
LV Palais de Justice
CU monument for RENE PARODI
GV AND SV lawyers in hall (4 shots)
GV AND SV judges enter room led by M. Maurice Audalot and M. Adolphe Touffait
SV judges removing hats
SCU PAN judges
SV AND GV judges and lawyers leaving hall (2 shots)
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Background: Students staged silent sit-in demonstrations at 20 Paris high schools on Thursday to protest against the jailing of 18-year-old schoolboy Gilles Guiot. Guiot was sentenced to three months in jail for punching a policeman.
Paris magistrates staged a silent protest at the Palais de Justice in response to allegations of cowardice levelled against French magistrates by the Secretary-General of the ruling Gaullist party. Magistrates were accused of being too lenient with student demonstrators.