• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CROWDED INTO ONE OF ROME'S MAIN SQUARES TODAY (SUNDAY) TO DEMAND THE INTRODUCTION OF DIVORCE LAWS IN ITALY.

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    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CROWDED INTO ONE OF ROME'S MAIN SQUARES TODAY (SUNDAY) TO DEMAND THE INTRODUCTION OF DIVORCE LAWS IN ITALY.

    THE NEAREST THING TO DIVORCE IN ITALIAN COUPLE CAN HAVE AT PRESENT IS LEGAL SEPARATION, AND THAT'S GRANTED IN VERY FEW CASES. TODAY'S RALLY WAS ORGANIZED BY THE LEAGUE FOR THE INSTITUTION OF DIVORCE, TO SUPPORT A PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILL NOW BEFORE PARLIAMENT WHICH WOULD ALLOW DIVORCE AFTER FIVE YEARS OF SEPARATION.

    THE THEME OF THE POSTERS AT THE RALLY WAS "ANIMALS DON'T DIVORCE -- CIVILIZED PEOPLE DO." SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS BROUGHT ALONG PETS DECKED OUT IN POSTERS BEARING THE SLOGAN.

    THERE WERE SPEAKERS FROM MOST OF ITALY'S POLITICAL PARTIES THERE TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE. THE LEAGUE CLAIMS THAT MORE THAN FIVE MILLION ITALIANS ARE LIVING IN WHAT IT CALLS IRREGULAR UNIONS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT GET DIVORCES.

    ONE MAN IN THE CHEERING AUDIENCE SHOUTED "WE WANT DIVORCE, NOT THE VATICAN"....IT IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH'S OPPOSITION THAT HAS PREVENTED THE INTRODUCTION OF DIVORCE LAWS IN ITALY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33Z0DAP4X1C0UR62CVE6YLEWK
    Media URN:
    VLVA33Z0DAP4X1C0UR62CVE6YLEWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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