• Short Summary

    SIX DAYS AGO, VENICE'S GONDOLIERS WERE FACED WITH A NEW MUNICIPAL WATER TRAFFIC REGULATION WHICH BANNED THEM FROM TAKING A SHORT CUT THROUGH A CONGESTED AREA BETWEEN THE CENTRAL STATION AND THE GRAND CANAL - IN PROTEST AGAINST THE REGULATION THEY STAGED A SERIES OF DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH WERE CLIMAXED IN A 24-HOUR STRIKE DURING WHICH 100 OF THE MORE VIOLENT ELEMENTS RANSACKED THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE MUNICIPAL PALACE.

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    SIX DAYS AGO, VENICE'S GONDOLIERS WERE FACED WITH A NEW MUNICIPAL WATER TRAFFIC REGULATION WHICH BANNED THEM FROM TAKING A SHORT CUT THROUGH A CONGESTED AREA BETWEEN THE CENTRAL STATION AND THE GRAND CANAL - IN PROTEST AGAINST THE REGULATION THEY STAGED A SERIES OF DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH WERE CLIMAXED IN A 24-HOUR STRIKE DURING WHICH 100 OF THE MORE VIOLENT ELEMENTS RANSACKED THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE MUNICIPAL PALACE. THE STRIKE ENDED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    IN THE ATTACK AGAINST THE MUNICIPAL PALACE WHICH TOOK PLACE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 4), THE GONDOLIERS CAUSED DAMAGED AMOUNTING TO MORE THAN 15 MILLION LIRE (10,000 POUNDS STERLING) - INCLUDING THE SMASHING OF A CRYSTAL CHANDELIER WORTH 5 MILLION LIRE (3,300 POUNDS STERLING). THEY ALSO BROKE FURNITURE AND BURST CENTRAL HEATING PIPES - WHICH CAUSED FLOODING OF THE CHAMBER.

    THE CHARGE ON THE MUNICIPAL PALACE CAME WHEN THE GONDOLIERS HEARD THAT A COUNCIL MEETING, CALLED TO DISCUSS THE NEW WATER TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND THEIR OBJECTIONS, WAS POSTPONED BECAUSE ONLY A FEW COUNCILLORS TURNED UP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94MHDFGJV5P0IYCU7KGA9VI7W
    Media URN:
    VLVA94MHDFGJV5P0IYCU7KGA9VI7W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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