• Short Summary

    Thirty thousand Italian communist supporters packed Rome's sports Stadium on Sunday ( 14 December ) at an emotional rally to honour Dolores Ibarruri -- "La Pasionaria" -- heroine of the Spanish civil War."
    And Senora Ibarruti told the cheering crowd: "The bloody Francoist tyranny was never able to stifle the desire for struggle of a people which would not, and which will not, live on its knees."
    The echo of one of her most famous civil war slogans, "It is better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees", brought a deafening roar from the crowd, which included many exiled Spaniards and Veterans from the international brigades who fought on the Republican side during the 1936-39 civil war.

  • Description

    Thirty thousand Italian communist supporters packed Rome's sports Stadium on Sunday ( 14 December ) at an emotional rally to honour Dolores Ibarruri -- "La Pasionaria" -- heroine of the Spanish civil War."
    And Senora Ibarruti told the cheering crowd: "The bloody Francoist tyranny was never able to stifle the desire for struggle of a people which would not, and which will not, live on its knees."
    The echo of one of her most famous civil war slogans, "It is better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees", brought a deafening roar from the crowd, which included many exiled Spaniards and Veterans from the international brigades who fought on the Republican side during the 1936-39 civil war.
    The crowd constantly chanted "Dolores a Madrid, si, si, si " and "Free Spain."
    Spanish communist Party Secretary-General, Santiago Carrillo, also addressed the rally and warned that "basic freedoms" would not be granted to the people of Spain Until "They go out into the streets and demand their rights".
    Senor Carrillo said that the new Government announced last week by the Spanish King, Juan Carlos, was made up entirely of men who had several during the years of General franco's rule.
    SYNOPSIS: Rome's sports stadium was the scene of a mass communist rally on sunday. The rally was called to honour Dolores Ibarruri -- "La Pasionaria" -- heroine of the Spanish Civil war.
    And thirty thousand communist supporters attended to voice their approval of the 80-years-old Senora.
    Senora Ibarruti told the crowd:" The bloody Francoist tyranny was never able to stifle the desire for struggle of a people which would not, and which will not live on its knees."
    The echo of one of her old civil was slogans was met with a roar from the crowd, who chanted "Dolores a Madrid, si, si, si, " and "Free Spain."
    The crowd included many exiled Spaniards and veterans from the international forces who fought on the Republican side during the 1936-39 civil war.
    Spanish Communist Party Secretary-General, Santiago Carrillo, also addressing the rally warned that "basic freedoms" would not be granted to the people of Spain "until they go out into the streets to demand their rights."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATUWBS1MT2LG4IEVXMERYCIM2
    Media URN:
    VLVAATUWBS1MT2LG4IEVXMERYCIM2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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