• Short Summary

    A guard was slightly injured on Monday (2 July) when prisoners at Milan's San Vittore jail pushed him down a flight of stairs during a protest there.

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    A guard was slightly injured on Monday (2 July) when prisoners at Milan's San Vittore jail pushed him down a flight of stairs during a protest there.

    About 20 prisoners had climbed onto a roof earlier shouting "Reform, reform." Riot police forced most of them down without too much delay, but six stubborn protesters stayed put until late into the night.

    A strong cordon of police was drawn up around the jail.

    There has been widespread violence and unrest in prisons all over Italy recently in support of demands for reform of Penal Law and prison conditions.

    SYNOPSIS: Prisoners at Milan's San Vittore jail, together with inmates at several other Italian jails staged a series of demonstrative protests on Monday demanding reforms for prison conditions.

    About 20 prisoners at San Vittore jail climbed onto the roof and shouted "Reform - Reform." Earlier they had pushed a guard down a flight of stairs slightly injuring him.

    A strong cordon of police was drawn up around the prison, and riot police were called in to move the prisoners from their rooftop perch.

    The riot police eventually forced most of the 20 protesters down without too much trouble, but six stayed put for several more hours. There has been widespread violence and unrest in prisons all over Italy recently in support of demands for reform of Penal Law and prison conditions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GZF32CVSUHPZSKBJ3F6FGQ9Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GZF32CVSUHPZSKBJ3F6FGQ9Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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