(Translation from Schnapp – Document 50)
FRIDAY 6 P.M. THE ACTION COMMITTEES
THE FIGHT CONTINUES
THE CLOSING OF NANTERRE AND OF THE SORBONNE
REPRESSION IN THE LATIN QUARTER
By Way of answer: MORE AND MORE NUMEROUS DEMONSTRATIONS
ON TUESDAY EVENING 50,000 STUDENTS AND WORKERS MARCHED
as far as the ARC DE TRIOMPHE.
And yet, on Wednesday evening, those who answered the call of the UNEF found themselves inflicted with another traditional meeting. Loudspeakers for the “officials”, jawboning that opened up no perspectives, and to end with, a long walk that finished without explanations with a call for dispersion m spite of the obvious discontent of most of the demonstrators and at the risk of breaking up the movement.
During all this time the press, with shadings and varied tactics, misrepresented the facts, lied about the movements objectives and, as in BERLIN and in ROME . . . tried to pit workers against students.
To avoid the recurrence of a dangerous mistake like that of Wednesday evening at the LUXEMBOURG,
To avoid all other manoeuvres,
To expand our movement,
To deepen and define our objectives,
1) Liberation of university premises and surrounding areas.
2) Liberation of all our comrades still in prison, and annulment of penalties.
3) Annulment of faculty lockouts.
4) Resignation of those responsible for police intrusion into the Sorbonne courtyard: Rector Roche having acted upon the request of Dean Durry.
5) Complete freedom of political expression in the faculties.
In order to popularise our struggle among the workers,
WE MUST ORGANISE : CREATE ACTION COMMITTEES
EVERYBODY TO DENFERT-ROCHEREAU
FRIDAY EVENING 6:30 P.M.
The May 3 Action Committees