Charonne Metro deaths

It is 50 years since nine French peace protestors died during a demonstration in Paris.

Most died in a crush at the entrance to a Metro station after the police began to attack them.

Witness hears from a schoolgirl who survived the protest.

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Sun 12 Feb 2012 00:50 GMT

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