• Short Summary

    Huge crowds attended an anti-communist rally in Milan's Cathedral Square on Sunday. (30th April).

    The rally?

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    LV & SV demonstrators with flags and statue (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV PAN..Riot police with shields and helmets by cathedral (2 shots)
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    3.
    SV Police vehicles
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    4.
    LV & SV PAN.. speaker addressing meeting (3 shots)
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    5.
    LV People on balcony
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    LV leaflets fluttering down
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    7.
    STV PAN..crowd listening
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    8.
    GV Demonstrators with flags and police in foreground
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    Background: Huge crowds attended an anti-communist rally in Milan's Cathedral Square on Sunday. (30th April).

    The rally was intended primarily as a call for right-wing votes for the forthcoming Italian General Election, due for next Sunday (April 7th). One of the main speakers, Anti-Communist Committee representative Mr. Begli Occhi, called for right-wing votes and spoke of the dangers of communis in Italy.

    The meeting was also addressed by representatives from the main anti-communist parties, the Christian Democrate and the Liberal Party, It is now thought possible that the two parties will be coalition partners in government if they win against a united communist front.

    The right-wing stronghold is generally taken to be southern Italy and Sicily. But the northern Italian city of Milan is a city of two extremes, having a strong neo-fascist element, although still outnumbered by communists. On the following day (Monday), the city was the scene of one of the large May-Day rallies organised by the communist Union Confederation simultaneously throughout Italy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA108PFX8WJMA7M41BE4DZ6VPHJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA108PFX8WJMA7M41BE4DZ6VPHJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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