Ten thousand Italian students marched in Rome and Milan on Wednesday 21 (February) in protest against the alleged was of force by police and repression by school authorities.
LV & SV police leading demonstrators through streets (2 shots)
GV & SV demonstrators marching beneath banners carrying red flags (3 shots)
SV & CU Police on guard outside public building (3 shots)
SV Demonstrators with banners
SV Demonstrators lay flowers on ground
LVS Students march past with clenched fists
Police leading demonstrators through Rome; students with red flags and banners; police guarding public buildings; students laying flowers.
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Background: Ten thousand Italian students marched in Rome and Milan on Wednesday 21 (February) in protest against the alleged was of force by police and repression by school authorities.
Their action followed the death of a student shot by police in Milan during a recent demonstration.
Italian students are backing a series of staggered strikes ??? school teachers, being held region by region throughout the country.
SYNOPSIS: Italian students took to the streets on Wednesday in mass demonstrations. Ten thousand of them marched through the streets of Rome and Milan, waving banners and flags.
The students were protesting at the alleged constant use of force by police. They were also complaining over what they regard as repression by the Italian school authorities. The students are backing a series of strikes being held by teachers throughout the country.
Police were out in force in Rome to guard public buildings and to ensure that the protest march did not get out of control. Inn a recent demonstration in Milan, one student died after being shot by police.
Some of Wednesday's demonstrators laid flowers in memory of the dead student. There was much shouting and clenched fist salutes, but the protest passed without any serious incidents.