• Short Summary

    ABOUT 10 THOUSANDS PEOPLE, COVERING A WIDE AGE AND MARITAL RANGE, STAGED A NOISY DEMONSTRATION IN ROME'S PIAZZA NAVONA, LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) DEMANDING THE INTRODUCTION OF DIVORCE IN ITALY.

  • Description

    ABOUT 10 THOUSANDS PEOPLE, COVERING A WIDE AGE AND MARITAL RANGE, STAGED A NOISY DEMONSTRATION IN ROME'S PIAZZA NAVONA, LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) DEMANDING THE INTRODUCTION OF DIVORCE IN ITALY. DEBATE ON THE ISSUE IS TO BE RESUMED IN PARLIAMENT TOMORROW (MONDAY).

    THE BILL IS FIERCELY OPPOSED BY THE CHURCH-BACKED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS RECEIVED SOLID SUPPORT FROM A POWERFUL ALLIANCE OF LAY PARTIES AND HOLDS OUT GOOD PROSPECTS OF BECOMING LAW.

    HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED PLACARDS MOCKING THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR ITS OPPOSITION TO DIVORCE. THERE WERE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE POPE AND ONE PLACARD CARRIED A PICTURE OF A PRELATE BRAGGING BEHIND HIM A DOG NAMED "ITALY" ON A LEAD.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ADDRESSED BY ONE OF THE DIVORCE BILL'S CO-AUTHORS, SOCIALIST DEPUTY, LORIS FORTUNA. THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS SO FAR RESISTED ALL MOVES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGALISED DIVORCE IN ITALY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IB26LMHUODWPOCDVL6JGLAIR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IB26LMHUODWPOCDVL6JGLAIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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