Title: Les barricades de mai
Photographer(s): Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, Henri Bureau, Gilles Caron, Jean Lattes de l'Agence gamma
Writer(s): Philippe Labro
Publisher(s): Solar, Paris, French
Size: 13 x 20 cm
Print: Lescaret, Paris, French
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: French, 1968
The Night of the Barricades is a very important event of May 68, which occurred from May 10 to 11, 1968, which shifted the demonstrations of May 68 from a few thousand demonstrators to a large demonstration on May 13, 1968 by bringing together hundreds of thousands in Paris, with variations in most cities in France.
Exactly a week earlier had taken place, the previous Friday, spontaneous clashes between students and police following the order, unexpected, given to the latter to arrest dozens of students who were participating in a rally in the courtyard. of the Sorbonne. These clashes were followed on the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by protest to obtain the release of the detained persons, which will be accepted by Prime Minister Georges Pompidou upon his return from his trip on May 11.