• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION After a day of uneasy calm in Rome following the ban on demonstrations imposed by Italy's Interior Minister Francesco Cossiga on Friday (22 April) fighting broke out again near the university area.

  • Description

    INTRODUCTION After a day of uneasy calm in Rome following the ban on demonstrations imposed by Italy's Interior Minister Francesco Cossiga on Friday (22 April) fighting broke out again near the university area.

    SYNOPSIS: A group of extreme left-wing students approached the Communist Party headquarters in the San Lorenzo district of Rome and jeered at the Communists -- who retaliated by beating up the extremists. A scuffle then broke out between the two groups and police intervened, dispersing the crowd with tear gas. The spot where their colleague, 22 year-old policeman Settmio Passamonti was killed on Thursday (21 April) was covered with flowers on Friday.

    One of the people who arrived to lay a wreath was Rome's Communist Mayor, Giulio Carlo Argan. He was accompanied by a heavy police escort and did not waste time hanging about in the area.

    On Saturday (23 April) Signor Passamonti was buried. His funeral service was held at the Basilica del Verano -- only a short distance from where he was killed during clashes with students.

    Pope Paul sent a message of condolence to Archbishop Giovanni Canestri who presided over the funeral and hundreds of policemen and citizens packed the Basilica. As the service was taking place a student meeting voted to ignore the ban on public demonstrations.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7493ZYP1VZS0XC7Q4TWZVQXVK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7493ZYP1VZS0XC7Q4TWZVQXVK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment