Maurice Grimaud

Maurice Grimaud

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maurice Grimaud (November 11, 1913 - July 16, 2009) was the French Prefect of Police, or police chief, of the city of Paris during the May 1968 general strikes and student uprisings. He is credited with avoiding an escalation of violence and bloodshed during May 1968 unrest. Grimaud was born in Annonay, Ard che, on November 11, 1913. He originally studied literature. Grimaud began his career in civil service with the French colonial administration of Morocco in Rabat. He later worked in both Algeria and Germany. Grimaud also worked as a local governor and aide to then-French Interior Minister Francois Mitterrand. He succeeded Maurice Papon as Prefect of Police, meaning the head of the Paris police force, in 1967. Grimaud would continue to serve as police chief until 1971, when he was succeeded by Jacques Lenoir. Starting in May 1968, mass social events occurred in France, involving students and workers. Protests initially began at the University of Nanterre, located west of Paris, when students demanded that men and women be allowed to visit each others' dormrooms. The students' demands soon expanded, basically challenging the whole of Gaullist society.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136617285
  • 9786136617282