• Short Summary

    Violent clashes broke out in Reggio Calabria in southern Italy again today for the ninth successive day.

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    SV Police armed with tear gas guns in street
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    SV Police with tear gas gun.
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    SV Police kneel down and fire tear gas canister
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    SV Police and cameraman run across street
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    SV Police around bulldozer
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    GV Police with one firing tear gas canister (2 shots)
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    LV Block of buildings with tear gas rising from foot of building.
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    SV Crowd in street PAN TO overturned car and street block
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    SV Tear gas fumes PAN TO buildings.
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    GV Tear gas fumes across road
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    SV Police stand in street
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    LV Police run along street from doorway to doorway
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    GV Excavator pushes against street barricade
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    SV Police walking across square.
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    Initials JB/TB/BB/0130 JB/TB/BB/0213



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Violent clashes broke out in Reggio Calabria in southern Italy again today for the ninth successive day. Angry demonstrators clashed with police and several policemen were injured. Police used tear can to control the crowds.

    Altogether some 6,000 troops and police are in Reggio and the surrounding area. Police have been controlling the city by day but ??? night falls the demonstrators take over again. Late tonight they were blocking roads with burning barricades.

    The controversy over whether Ruggio or the smaller town of Catanzaro should be capital of the newly formed Calabria region has raged since July last year. Catanzaro has been named provisional capital. In the last six months the clashes have cost four lives with scored of demonstrators and police injured. Eight police were hart in today's clashes.

    In the last few days the Caterina dock area and the working class Sabarre district have been the main centres of unrest.

    Demonstrators hurled sticks, stones, fire bombs and other missiles at police who retaliated with barrages of tear gas.

    Army units, backed up by armoured personnel carriers are guarding the main railway lines and highways leading out of Reggio.

    Meanwhile, in Rome today the Government's inter-ministerial economic committee confirmed that 15,000 jobs would be created for the Calabria region by installing new industries there, including a chemical plant and a steel mill.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JHRXU776V8R2KDDC2HCP6NAE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JHRXU776V8R2KDDC2HCP6NAE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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