In Italy demonstrators have been protesting against the escape of Nazi war criminal Herbert Kappler to West germany.
GV Piazza with cathedral in background
CU Demonstrators waiting on steps
SV Uniformed men searching baggage(2 shots)
CU PAN Procession of people: one carrying wreath
SV PAN Procession of people: one carrying wreath
LV & CU Demonstrators watch as wreath placed against monument(4 shots)
SV Italian Partisan Association President Pino Cassali addresses crowd
SV Demonstrators listen as Milanese Jewish Association leader Marcello Cantoni speaks(3 shots)
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Background: In Italy demonstrators have been protesting against the escape of Nazi war criminal Herbert Kappler to West germany. they were angered by reports that the West Germans would defuse an Italian request for Kappler's extradition.
SYNOPSIS: The demonstrators gathered for a protest march through Milan following Kappler's getaway from a military hospital near Rome on Monday (15 August), apparently in a large suitcases belonging to his wife.
According to the Defence Ministry, two policemen at the hospital had accepted gifts of food and wine from kappler's wife, Annelinese. The ministry said it had ordered their arrest. Investigators said at least two men aside from Kappler's wife had been involved in the escape. The 70-year-old former SS colonel was driven at high speed to a point near the Austrian border.
A Rome newspaper published a statement from Kappler saying he thought it was absurd that he had been kept in prison while his superior, Marshal Kesselring, had been freed.
On Thursday (18 August) the demonstrators were addressed first by Pino cassali, president of the Italian Association of Partisans, and then by the leader of the Jewish Association in Milan, Marcello Cantoni. There was further support for the demonstration from unions, the local authorities in Milan, and relatives of those who'd died at the hands of the Nazis.