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The student occupation of the venerable Sorbonne university in Paris proved a beacon in the events of May 1968 when France was gripped by unprecedented social unrest.When these universities were closed, many students gravitated to the renowned Sorbonne in Paris' ancient Latin quarter of learning.When it reopened, students flocked back and launched an occupation that would last more than a month.Every lecture hall is packed with hundreds of young people – spilling over from the seats onto the steps and into the corridors – who have been debating for hours without let up the problems of the university and society."University as critic" is the theme in the Richelieu lecture hall; "Workers struggle, students struggle" is discussed in Descartes hall; "The international student movement" in Guizot hall; "Powers in the university" in Michelet hall.Last occupiers asleep16 June 1968: A single red flag flies above the Sorbonne, now emptied of its occupiers.The last occupants of the Sorbonne had been discovered, a young couple found in a small lecture hall.
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