• Short Summary

    POLICE IN CASAL DI PRINCIPE, ABOUT 12 MILES (20 KMS) NORTH OF NAPLES, WERE ON THE ALERT TODAY (FRIDAY) FOLLOWING A NIGHT OF RIOTING BY ABOUT 500 YOUTHS WHO WERE PROTESTING POVERTY AND ECONOMIC BACKWARDNESS OF THE REGION.

  • Description

    POLICE IN CASAL DI PRINCIPE, ABOUT 12 MILES (20 KMS) NORTH OF NAPLES, WERE ON THE ALERT TODAY (FRIDAY) FOLLOWING A NIGHT OF RIOTING BY ABOUT 500 YOUTHS WHO WERE PROTESTING POVERTY AND ECONOMIC BACKWARDNESS OF THE REGION. THE YOUTHS HAD HURLED MOLOTOV COCKTAILS AT THE TOWN HALL AND OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

    THE RIOTERS THREW THE FIRE BOMBS AT THE TOWN HALL TO SET IT ALIGHT AFTER A BARRAGE OF TEAR GAS FAILED TO HALT THEM. FIREMEN LATER BROUGHT THE BLAZE UNDER CONTROL BUT THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY KNOWN.

    THE RIOTERS ALSO RANSACKED A BANK AND A POST OFFICE, BURNED CARS AND BUSES AND LIT BONFIRES IN THE STREET.

    TWENTY-ONE POLICEMEN WERE INJURED QUELLING THE DISORDERS AND 30 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH VIOLENCE, CAUSING DAMAGE, INSULTING AND RESISTING THE POLICE AND OTHER OFFENSES.

    AT THE NEIGHBOURING TOWN OF SAN CIPRIANO DI AVERSA, VILLAGERS WRECKED A TAX OFFICE.

    LOCAL AUTHORITIES ESTIMATED THE DAMAGE FROM THE RIOTS AT CASAL DE PRINCIPE AND SAN CIPRIANO DI AVERSA AT OVER 100 MILLION LIRE (GBP67,000 STERLING).

    VIOLENCE ALSO FLARED OVER OTHER PARTS OF SOUTHERN ITALY, FROM NAPLES TO SICILY. SOME AREAS OF THE SOUTH-WEST WERE PARALYSED BY DEMONSTRATIONS.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS, THE LATEST OUTBREAK OF VIOLENT ANGER OVER REGIONAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, WERE IN PROTEST OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO PAY PROMISED COMPENSATION FOR FLOOD DAMAGE TO CROPS AND LAND LAST YEAR AND TO DEMAND IRRIGATION. ELECTRIFICATION AND ROAD PROGRAMMES FOR THE AREA.

    REGIONAL AUTHORITIES AT CASERTA ANNOUNCED THEY WERE PLANNING TO HOLD A COUNCIL MEETING ON THE ECONOMIC ILLS WHICH PROVOKED THE RIOTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AHL4N3VMP0CRD4CFTYFNLMXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AHL4N3VMP0CRD4CFTYFNLMXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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