• Short Summary

    STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS OCCUPYING ROME UNIVERSITY'S ARCHITECTURE FACULTY ABANDONED IT TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER SETTING THE BUILDING ON FIRE.

  • Description

    STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS OCCUPYING ROME UNIVERSITY'S ARCHITECTURE FACULTY ABANDONED IT TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER SETTING THE BUILDING ON FIRE. IT WAS AT THE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY THAT 200 PEOPLE WERE HURT IN BLOODY CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS EARLIER THIS MONTH -- A FLARE UP IN THE GENERAL STUDENT UNREST.

    ITALIAN STUDENTS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING FOR UNIVERSITY REFORMS CLASHING WITH POLICE AND FIGHTING AMONG THEMSELVES SINCE LAST AUTUMN. POPE PAUL SAID RECENTLY THAT HE WAS SADDENED BY THE STUDENT DISORDERS BUT THAT HE WAS CONFIDENT THE STUDENTS WERE CAPABLE OF GENEROSITY WHEN GUIDED BY GOOD AND HIGH IDEALS.

    THE STUDENTS ARE SPLIT INTO MODERATE AND EXTREMIST -- BOTH FASCIST AND COMMUNIST -- FACTIONS. EXTREMISTS ARE SAID TO HAVE HIRED STRONG-ARM MEN TO HELP THEM IMPOSE THEIR WILL ON THE OTHER STUDENTS. MANY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ARMING THEMSELVES WITH SUCH WEAPONS AS "MOLOTOV COCKTAIL" FIRE BOMBS, KNIVES, CHAINS AND CUDGELS.

    AFTER THE STUDENTS WHO HAD TAKEN OVER THE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY ABANDONED IT TODAY, FIREMEN HAD TO SMASH THEIR WAY IN WITH AXES THROUGH BARRICADED DOORS TO PUT OUT THE FIRE STARTED BY THE STUDENTS. THE FIRE DAMAGED LECTURE HALLS AND A BIG PART OF THE LIBRARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA15FKFSZZW1JTI8LYRX5A1ZYN8
    Media URN:
    VLVA15FKFSZZW1JTI8LYRX5A1ZYN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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