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Paris 1968

How student protests and workers' strikes threatened to bring down France's government.

Paris saw some of the worst of the unrest as protesters frequently clashed with riot police.

How student protests and workers' strikes threatened to bring down France's government.

Paris saw some of the worst of the unrest as protesters clashed with riot police.

The students wanted changes to the archaic university system, while the workers pressed for reforms of the labour laws.

Photo: AP/Guy Kopelowicz.

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