• Short Summary

    FOUR HUNDRED AUSTRIANS STONED THE ITALIAN CONSULATE IN INNSBRUCK YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE PLACARD-CARRYING, SLOGAN-SHOUTING CROWD?

  • Description

    FOUR HUNDRED AUSTRIANS STONED THE ITALIAN CONSULATE IN INNSBRUCK YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE PLACARD-CARRYING, SLOGAN-SHOUTING CROWD SMASHED A WINDOW IN THEIR DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE TRENTO (NORTHERN ITALY) ACQUITTAL OF ITALIAN POLICEMEN ACCUSED OF MALTREATMENT OF 8 SOUTH TYROLEAN PRISONERS, DETAINED DURING THE 1961 WAVE OF BOMBING IN BOLZANO PROVINCE.

    IT WAS ABOUT 6 P.M. THAT THE CROWD BEGAN GATHERING OUTSIDE THE CONSULATE. DISPLAYING BANNERS CALLING FOR "LIBERTY FOR SOUTH TYROL" AND DENOUNCING THE CARIBINIERI AS "GESTAPO 1963", THE DEMONSTRATORS DISRUPTED TRAFFIC BY SITTING DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD. POLICE WERE CALLED IN, BUT NO ARRESTS MADE. TENSION ROSE LATER IN THE EVENING WHEN A POLICEMAN WAS SHOT AND BADLY WOUNDED BY MISTERY SNIPER.

    AUSTRIAN NEWSPAPER HAVE CRITICISED THE ITALIAN COURT'S VERDICT, AND PROTEST HAVE COME FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. SOUTH TYROL HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF A NUMBER OF OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE THIS SUMMER-ATTRIBUTED TO EXTREMISTS WHO ARE CALLING FOR GREATER AUTONOMY FOR THE MAINLY GERMAN-SPEAKING PROVINCE.

    ITALY LAST NIGHT FORMALLY LODGED A PROTEST AGAINST A STATEMENT BY THE INNSBRUCK REGIONAL GOVERNMENT THAT THERE WAS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO CONVICT THE CARIBINIERI. THE ITALIAN PROTEST DESCRIBED THE ALLEGATION AS "AN INCONCEIVABLE INSULT TO THE ITALIAN JUDICIARY AND AN INTERFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2BWY0RHH5RPUMHK0II1E0B19
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2BWY0RHH5RPUMHK0II1E0B19
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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