• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF SICILIANS MADE HOMELESS BY EARTHQUAKES TWO YEARS AGO, DEMONSTRATED TODAY (TUESDAY, JANUARY THE 20TH) AGAINST THE DELAY IN RECONSTRUCTION WORK IN THE DEVASTATED AREAS.

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    THOUSANDS OF SICILIANS MADE HOMELESS BY EARTHQUAKES TWO YEARS AGO, DEMONSTRATED TODAY (TUESDAY, JANUARY THE 20TH) AGAINST THE DELAY IN RECONSTRUCTION WORK IN THE DEVASTATED AREAS.

    THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT HAS EARMARKED 3-HUNDRED AND 27 THOUSAND MILLION LIRE (ABOUT 2-HUNDRED AND 20 MILLION POUNDS STERLING) AID FOR THE AREA, BUT SO FAR LITTLE OF THIS HAS BEEN SPENT.

    THE PROTEST IN THE ISLAND'S CAPITAL OF PALERMO WAS CALLED BY SEVERAL MAJOR TRADE UNIONS. BUSES, LORRIES AND CARS CARRIED PEOPLE FROM THE EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED AREAS IN THE WEST OF THE ISLAND, INTO PALERMO AND THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY.

    MEANWHILE, IN THE DEVASTATED AREAS, WHERE MANY OF THE HOMELESS ARE LIVING IN FLIMSY SHACKS AND HOVELS, A GENERAL STRIKE IS IN PROGRESS AND SCHOOLS, SHOPS AND OFFICES ARE CLOSED.

    THE EARTHQUAKES STRUCK IN JANUARY 1968 WRECKING SEVERAL TOWNS AND VILLAGES. SOME 9-THOUSAND BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED AND 2-HUNDRED PEOPLE DIED IN THE RUINS. SINCE THEN MANY HAVE EMIGRATED FROM THE AREA TO NORTHERN ITALY OR OVERSEAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CYH5N0N7INYTXXZW125O4JSS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CYH5N0N7INYTXXZW125O4JSS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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