Sunday, May 13, 2018

And fifty years later, in France (on May 13, 1968) . . .

French labor unions called a general strike in support of the students of the Sorbonne.  Of course, French labor unions will call a strike on about any occasion, but this was a serious matter. . . even if it did have the effect of making the weekend a three day one.

It wasn't a day off for diplomats. The peace talks between North and South Vietnam, and the United States, commenced in Paris.

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