• Short Summary

    Thousands of travelling salesmen from Paris took their vehicles to the streets to air their grievances and caused a colossal traffic jam in the capital on Friday (23 May).

  • Description

    1.
    GTV Cars and demonstrators with banners through Paris street
    8

    2.
    SV People carrying banners in amongst cars
    14

    3.
    SV Cars along street sounding horns. (3 shots)
    40

    4.
    SV PAN DOWN FROM People watching from balcony to car with placard
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    5.
    GV Cars at a standstill blocking road
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    CU Parking stickers on windscreen PAN TO banner
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    7.
    SV People trying to cross road between cars
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    8.
    TV Crowds PAN TO cars continuing demonstration
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of travelling salesmen from Paris took their vehicles to the streets to air their grievances and caused a colossal traffic jam in the capital on Friday (23 May).

    About 18,000 of them demonstrated against alleged unfair treatment by the Government, and they were backed by hundreds more who protested in provincial towns.

    They wanted the same right of taxi drivers to be allowed to park in the centre of Paris. They claimed that they have been fined up to 400 francs (about GBP40 sterling) for parking offences.

    The travelling salesmen also demanded that the Government relax speed limits to enable them to carry out their jobs more efficiently.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9L0IJJ98QUXW4FDMBBH35Z26C
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L0IJJ98QUXW4FDMBBH35Z26C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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