• Short Summary

    AFTER ANOTHER DAY OF PRISON RIOTS, A NUMBER OF ITALIAN JAILS WERE OCCUPIED BY CONVICTS TONIGHT (MONDAY).

  • Description

    AFTER ANOTHER DAY OF PRISON RIOTS, A NUMBER OF ITALIAN JAILS WERE OCCUPIED BY CONVICTS TONIGHT (MONDAY). POLICE WERE THIS EVENING BEGINNING TO MOVE THE 1000 CONVICTS FROM THE WRECKED CELLS OF TURIN'S PRISON.

    AS REPORTS CAME IN OF SERIOUS RIOTS IN MILAN'S VITTORE JAIL, POLICE WERE BEGINNING TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION IN TURIN JAIL WHERE RIOTING PRISONERS HAD YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE TO CELLS. THE HEAD OF POLICE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ALL THE PRISONERS WOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER JAILS, AND SPECIAL COACHES AND AIRCRAFT WERE STANDING BY TO TRANSPORT THEM.

    THERE WERE TWICE AS MANY POLICEMEN AS CONVICTS IN TURIN JAIL TODAY, BUT DESPITE THE REPEATED USE OF TEARGAS BY POLICE, THE CONVICTS STILL HELD PARTS OF THE PRISON TONIGHT. THEY WERE ABLE DURING THE DAY TO RAID THE PRISON KITCHEN, AND THEY ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO WITHSTAND A LONG SIEGE.

    RIOTING FIRST BROKE OUT ON SATURDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST OVERCROWDED CONDITIONS AT THE 115 YEAR OLD PRISON, THE TREATMENT OF PRISONS BY GUARDS AND A LAW UNDER WHICH SUSPECTED CRIMINALS CAN BE JAILED FOR MONTHS BEFORE BEING TRIED. RELATIVES OF THE PRISONERS HAVE GATHERED OUTSIDE, BUT POLICE HAVE HELD THEM BACK. A LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATION TODAY WAS BROKEN UP BY POLICE, WHEN ABOUT 200 STUDENTS MET IN FAVOUR OF THE PRISONERS.

    PARTS OF TURIN AND MILAN PRISONS HAVE BEEN BURNT, BUT IT IS NOT THOUGHT THAT ANY CONVICTS HAVE SO FAR ESCAPED. CASUALTIES ARE LIGHT, THOUGH THE CHILDREN LIVING IN THE WOMEN'S SECTION OF TURIN PRISON WERE OVERCOME BY TEAR-GAS FUMES EARLIER TODAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1E6Y1OOQO7MXKMABEF1D6A3VP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E6Y1OOQO7MXKMABEF1D6A3VP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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