Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Rome of Thursday night to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the final fall of fascism.
Marchers belonging to various left and centre political groups marching to demonstrate.
CU banners etc
CU old partisans
Speakers addressing crowds
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Background: Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Rome of Thursday night to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the final fall of fascism. The demonstration took on added significance coming just one week after riots in Italian cities resulted in the deaths of three left wingers and the hospitalisation of many others. The riots were occasioned by a renewal of neo-fascist violence a phenomenon which has, with increasing regularity, manifest itself of the Italian political scene. Liberation say, celebrated on Friday, commemorates the final fall of the fascist government which was based in Salo in northern Italy. Two years earlier Mussolini was overthrown and much of central and southern Italy came under allies or partisan control, however the fascist re-established themselves on the north and held on for another two years before finally being toppled by the northern resistance movement.