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7 May 1968
All workers unite
Source: BG E4/247

May '68 in Paris

In May 1968 students in Paris occupied university buildings to launch an avalanche of protests and strikes against the authorities. This was only the beginning of a wide-ranging social and cultural revolution that involved not only students and workers, but public servants, journalists, artists, and youth as well.  The matter of immigrant workers was given much attention.
The IISH has an impressive collection of bulletins, pamphlets, newspapers, etc. from the Paris student movement and other leftist groups, collected on the spot in May-June 1968.

More info: A Dozen Posters from May '68, Paris, Mouvement mai-juin 1968