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Day By Day : May 19 - 25

May 19 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 19 May 2008 Cannes film festival is abandoned due to protests, Coretta King takes up her husband's campaign; and 130 faint at West Bromwich Albion victory parade.

May 20 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 20 May 2008 French strike spreads across the country - no public transport is running and tourists are heading home; meanwhile the Soviets and British both sell weapons to Nigeria to fight the secessionist war with Biafra.

May 21 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 21 May 2008 Reporters witness bitter fighting as Nigerian army takes Biafran stronghold, Port Harcourt; Nessie fever spreads with the first sonar survey of the Loch Ness; and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains why money is wonderful.

May 22 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 22 May 2008 Half of all French workers are on strike with violence erupting between Nationalists and Communists; the London Stock Exchange prepares for a vote to allow women members; and Bobby Moore scores his record 44th goal for England.

May 23 1968

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Broadcast: 23 May 2008 French student leader 'Danny the Red' is extradited; In London the anarchist flag flies over LSE; and protest spreads to Parliament with MP Irene Ward declaring government a dictatorship.

May 24 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 24 May 2008 De Gaulle says 'back me or sack me', the country riots; the Kray brothers are charged with conspiracy to murder; and the Liverpool bus strike finally ends.

May 25 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 25 May 2008 Reporters witness the aftermath of violent street battles across France. Welsh Nationalists detonate a bomb in Cardiff; and 11-year-old murderer Mary Bell's first victim is discovered.



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