• Short Summary

    AT ST BASILIO, A VILLAGE NEAR ROME, ITALY WHERE HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES LIVE IN POOR CONDITIONS IN SUB-STANDARD HOUSES, NEW BLOCKS OF "POPULAR" FLATS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED.

  • Description

    AT ST BASILIO, A VILLAGE NEAR ROME, ITALY WHERE HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES LIVE IN POOR CONDITIONS IN SUB-STANDARD HOUSES, NEW BLOCKS OF "POPULAR" FLATS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED.ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED OF THE NEW FLATS HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO SOME OF THESE FAMILIES BUT ON JANUARY 25, POLICE FOUND SIXTY APARTMENTS HAD BEEN OCCUPIED BY FAMILIES WHO HAD NOT BEEN LUCK ENOUGH TO GET NEW HOMES.

    DESPITE PERSUASION BY THE POLICE, THE FAMILIES BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN, AND REFUSED TO MOVE.ALL THROUGH THE DAY CHILDREN FOUND A NEW SPORT - DEFYING THE POLICE SURROUNDING THE BUILDING, THROWING FOOD PARCELS, BREAD, AND PLASTIC BOTTLES OF MILK TO THE FAMILIES INSIDE.

    WHILE OLDER CHILDREN AND RELATIVES DISTRACTED THE ARMED POLICE, WHO WERE STOPPING ANYONE WHO APPROACHED THE BUILDING, THE YOUNG CHILDREN, SWERVING AND DODGING PAST THE GUARDS, RAN UP TO THE BUILDING AND THREW BUNDLES TO THEIR WAITING PARENTS AT THE WINDOWS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GI51JW7CHA12OHIQ78D8PUR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GI51JW7CHA12OHIQ78D8PUR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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