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French President Emmanuel Macron was not born when students and workers joined forces during the May 1968 Paris uprising, a pivotal moment in making France what it is today."Images en Lutte" (The Clash of Images) an exhibition of political posters, which played a major role during the violent unrest, is resurrecting the spirit of May '68, when students tore up Parisian cobblestones to build barricades and some 7 million workers took part in nationwide strikes.This collective of artists, students and teachers from the Beaux Arts worked 24/7 during the revolt to create thousands of political posters later posted on the city walls.De Chassey said students and striking workers couldn't express their message through the official press at the time, making the posters even more necessary.Guy Thomas photographed the often violent protests, gathering overnight with other photographers to develop their images and hang them in the morning so that Parisians could find out what had happened the night before.Student activist leaders joined politics."Images en Lutte" closes at Paris' Beaux Arts School on May 20 .
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