May 1968

Call for a General Strike on May 13, 1968

From: the collection of Wally Rosell;
Translated: for by Mitchell Abidor.

The union movements of the department (AGER – UNEF CGT CFDT FO FEN-SNI SNE SNESup SGEN)

Assembled in Rennes on Saturday May 11 at 4:00 p.m. to protest against the odious police brutality that bloodied the Latin Quarter.

CONSIDERING that freedom is threatened by the authorities, they declare that the problem is of national scope and concerns not only students, but all citizens.

Given the gravity of the situation they call on all workers to

Go on strike May 13

And to demonstrate at 4:00

At the Champ de Mars in Rennes

They call on the population to join this demonstration.


Through your massive participation in this assembly along with the students, will you will show your determination to defend liberties and to impose:

The liberation of the imprisoned students and an amnesty

The evacuation of the police from the Latin Quarter

The reopening of the faculties

You will say NO to social regression and you will defend your demands.