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    ABOUT 10,000 DEMONSTRATORS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF ROME LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) IN PROTEST AGAINST THE UNITED STATES POLICY IN VIETNAM.

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    ABOUT 10,000 DEMONSTRATORS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF ROME LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) IN PROTEST AGAINST THE UNITED STATES POLICY IN VIETNAM. THEY CARRIED PLACARDS DENOUNCING THE UNITED STATES AND PRESIDENT JOHNSON AS AN "ASSASSIN", AND POSTERS INCLUDING ONE SHOWING AN AMERICAN STATUE OF LIBERTY BEARING SWASTIKAS, THE NAZI SYMBOL.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WENT QUIETLY, EXCEPT FOR ONE BRIEF SCUFFLE WITH THE POLICE WHEN SOME OF THE MARCHERS BEGAN SHOUTING COMPLAINTS THAT THE POLICE - WHOM THEY DESCRIBED AS 'FASCISTS' - WERE ALLOWING THE TRAFFIC TO HOLD THEM UP. HOWEVER, NO ONE WAS ARRESTED, AND THE MARCH OVER TWO MILES PROCEEDED PEACEFULLY TO THE PIAZZA OF THE SAINTED APOSTLES, WHERE A RALLY WAS HELD.

    SPEAKERS AT THE RALLY INCLUDED AN OFFICIAL OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, SIGNOR ENRIQUES AGNOLITTI, WHO DEMANDED THAT THE UNITED STATES END ITS BOMBING OF NORTH VIETNAM AND WITHDRAW FROM SOUTH VIETNAM. MEMBERS OF THE CROWD ALSO CARRIED ALOFT PICTURES OF MAO TSE TUNG, THE CHINESE COMMUNIST LEADER, AND PRESIDENT HO SHI-MINH OF NORTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SHG5JXH3F7POI4W86VE4W3UU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SHG5JXH3F7POI4W86VE4W3UU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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