• Short Summary

    Major motorways North and South of Paris ware blocked today (Wednesday) as hundreds of lorry-drivers parked their vehicles on the roads in a massive demonstration demanding Government recognition of their Union, removal of the 60-kilometre (36-mile) per hour speed limit on 35-ton lorries, the scrapping of the Government ban on lorries on motorways during peak summer week-ends, better hours and pay.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV & GV Lorries block motorway (2 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    SV Man walks through parked lorries (2 shots)
    0.17

    3.
    CU Posters "No Politics in Unions" March 1971?
    0.21

    4.
    SV Lorry PAN TO drivers on roadway
    0.27

    5.
    GV Riot police arrive and advance
    0.32

    6.
    GV Drivers walking around.
    0.37

    7.
    LV Police van PAN TO Police arguing with drivers (3 shots)
    0.53

    8.
    GV Riot police lined up as first lorry drives off
    0.56

    9.
    GTV Lorries move off slowly--other traffic follows.
    1.10



    Initials BB/2130 BB/2245



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Major motorways North and South of Paris ware blocked today (Wednesday) as hundreds of lorry-drivers parked their vehicles on the roads in a massive demonstration demanding Government recognition of their Union, removal of the 60-kilometre (36-mile) per hour speed limit on 35-ton lorries, the scrapping of the Government ban on lorries on motorways during peak summer week-ends, better hours and pay.

    The stoppages began at approximately 5 a.m., and by 6.30 traffic was virtually at a standstill on the major routes near both Paris airports--Orly to the South and Le Bourget to the North. Riot police moved in and, by mid-morning, the lorries were moving again--but not before they had caused huge jams throughout the city's rush-hour traffic.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAR38WDBC5VF7LXUAAMPNDLV9U
    Media URN:
    VLVAAR38WDBC5VF7LXUAAMPNDLV9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment