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France commemorating 50 years since 1968 uprising

Is France’s current wave of protests the same as the 1968 uprising?

France is commemorating 50 years since the 1968 student uprising.

May 1968, when students and workers rose up and almost overthrew the ageing government of General de Gaulle, was a turning point in modern French society.

Today, worker and student protests are unfolding once again in France, what does the legacy of this uprising mean for them?


Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris, France.