• Short Summary

    TWO THOUSAND PRISONERS RIOTED AMID A HEATWAVE IN NAPLES YESTERDAY, BURNING MATTRESSES AND CARS, THROWING STONES AT POLICE AND HOLDING WARDERS HOSTAGE.

  • Description

    TWO THOUSAND PRISONERS RIOTED AMID A HEATWAVE IN NAPLES YESTERDAY, BURNING MATTRESSES AND CARS, THROWING STONES AT POLICE AND HOLDING WARDERS HOSTAGE.

    SOME OF THE PRISONERS ATTEMPTED TO BREAK OUT OF THE PRISON DURING THE RIOT,WHICH BEGAN WITH THE MEN'S DEMAND FOR WATER AND FRESH AIR.

    THE RIOT BEGAN AMONG A HARD CORE OF SEVEN HUNDRED PRISONERS, BUT SPREAD TO ALL TWO THOUSAND BY THE END OF THE DAY.

    THE PRISON GOVERNOR, DR, OSVALDO PASSERATTI, SPENT SEVERAL HOURS WITH THE RIOTED DURING THE DAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO PACIFY THEM. BUT A NUMBER OF PRISONERS WERE WOUNDED BEFORE THE RIOT WAS QUELLED, AND A PALL OF SMOKE HUNG OVER THE PRISON WHERE FIRES HAD BEEN STARTED.

    BEFORE THE END, SOME TWO HUNDRED RIOTERS HAD SMASHED THE LOCKS OF THEIR CELLS AND CLIMBED ONTO THE PRISON ROOF AND SHOUTED TO CROWDS BELOW, DEMANDING WATER, FRESH AIR AND THE REFORM OF THE PRISON SYSTEM.

    ORDER WAS RESTORED WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AND COMBED OUT THE PRISON BUILDINGS. A NUMBER OF WARDERS WHO HAD BEEN HELD HOSTAGE BY THE RIOTERS WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOR SHOCK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FF28CKSS8DKI5XXTC6LLA3BE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FF28CKSS8DKI5XXTC6LLA3BE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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