FRANCE: The Students Again

It was partly a springtime lark, partly a new upwelling of the ras le bol (fed up) spirit that turned French campuses into battlefields in the anarchic days of May 1968. With a spontaneity and speed that startled even their left-wing organizers, high school students all over France poured out of their classrooms last week to vent their rage against a new draft law. In Paris, where all but five of the city's 60 lycées were shut down, some 80,000 teen-age boys and girls defied a government ban to gather on the Left Bank for a protest march that...

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