Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On May 24

On this day in ...
... 1968, in what a Guardian reporter wrote was "[a]n insurrection, there is no other word for it," protesters comprising "Trotskyites, Anarchists, and revolutionary students" signing the "Internationale" raised a red flag at the French stock exchange (right) and then set it, the Paris bourse, on fire. (photo credit) In Lyon, meanwhile, a police officer died in protests. The demonstrations came in response to a televised address by French President Charles de Gaulle.


(Prior May 24 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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