• Short Summary

    Several thousand Italian women gathered in Rome's Piazza Navona on Wednesday (25 June) to celebrate the release from custody of prominent abortion campaigner Emma Bonino.

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    Several thousand Italian women gathered in Rome's Piazza Navona on Wednesday (25 June) to celebrate the release from custody of prominent abortion campaigner Emma Bonino.

    She had been arrested the previous week at a polling station, having been hunted for several months in connection with running an abortion clinic in Florence.

    All abortion is illegal in Italy, though there's a vigorous campaign at present underway to gather signatures to call for a referendum on the question of legalising the operation. Half a million signatures are needed.

    During Wednesday's demonstration, plain-clothes policemen tried to arrest a woman who had been commenting on a film being shown. But demonstrators gathered round the woman and prevented the arrest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ESFQFRL093IJT1T6B8SZ68N9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ESFQFRL093IJT1T6B8SZ68N9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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