• Short Summary

    MILAN'S RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED OUT LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOOK TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED WORKER REPRESSION.

  • Description


    DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING AND CHANTING; BANNERS AND PLACARDS; HELMETED RIOT POLICE; HELMETED STUDENTS; MARCH THROUGH MILAN.




    Initials RJ/VS/DW/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MILAN'S RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED OUT LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOOK TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED WORKER REPRESSION. STUDENTS ACCOMPANIED BY TRADE UNIONISTS AND JOURNALISTS TOOK PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION.

    HELMETED POLICE WERE FACED WITH A MAJOR PROBLEM IF THE DEMONSTRATION GOT OUT OF HAND. HOWEVER, DESPITE A COUNTER DEMONSTRATION BY ANOTHER GROUP OF STUDENTS THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS REPORTED.

    THE STUDENTS ALLEGE THAT CHARGES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT AGAINST SOME 10,000 WORKERS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF ITALY UNDER OUTDATED LAWS FOLLOWING LAST AUTUMN'S WAVE OF STRIKES AND LABOUR UNREST. THE ORGANISERS OF THE MARCH SAID BEFORE IT STARTED THAT THEY DIDN'T WANT VIOLENCE TO ERUPT. AS A PRECAUTION THEY HAD THEIR OWN PLASTIC HELMETED GUARDS TO KEEP THE DEMONSTRATORS FROM GETTING OUT OF HAND.

    IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT BETWEEN 30 AND 40 THOUSAND PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB0B87R2MG6JZST1O77AGKOKDW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0B87R2MG6JZST1O77AGKOKDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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