A collection of posters from the student protests of 1968

On Monday, May 6th 1968, the national student union, the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (UNEF)—still the largest student union in France today—and the union of university teachers called a march to protest against the police invasion of Sorbonne. More than 20,000 students, teachers and supporters marched towards the Sorbonne, still sealed off by the police, who charged, wielding their batons, as soon as the marchers approached. While the crowd dispersed, some began to create barricades out of whatever was at hand, while others threw paving stones, forcing the police to retreat for a time. The police then responded with tear gas and charged the crowd again. Hundreds more students were arrested. And so began the period of civil unrest and anti-authoritairan spirit in Paris and the world - May 68’.

Sous les pavés la plage" ("Underneath the pavement, the beach") - Situationist slogan associated with the time.

Apple Mai 68
Apple Mai 68
France - 1968
14 x 21 in 36 x 52 (cm)
$250
Halte a L'expulsion
Halte a L'expulsion
France - 1968
32 x 38 in 81 x 97 (cm)
$300
Frontièrs Repression
Frontièrs Repression
France - 1968
23 x 29 in 58 x 74 (cm)
$200
Pas de Rectangle Blanc Pour Un Peuple Adulte
Pas de Rectangle Blanc Pour Un Peuple Adulte
France - 1968
23 x 32 in 58 x 80 (cm)
$350
ORTF liberte
ORTF liberte
France - 1968
23 x 32 in 58 x 80 (cm)
$350
ORTF
ORTF
France - 1968
29 x 23 in 73 x 58 (cm)
$400
Pouvoir Populaire (People Power)
Pouvoir Populaire (People Power)
France - 1968
30 x 44 in 76 x 112 (cm)
$700
Information Libre (free information)
Information Libre (free information)
France - 1968
20 x 26 in 50 x 65 (cm)
$400
La Lutte Continue (the struggle continues)
La Lutte Continue (the struggle continues)
France - 1968
26 x 41 in 66 x 104 (cm)
$300
Dénonçons la Psychiatrie Policière (Kill your inner cop!)
Dénonçons la Psychiatrie Policière (Kill your inner cop!)
France - 1968
24 x 30 in 61 x 76 (cm)
$300