• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE WERE INJURED..SIX SERIOUSLY..WHEN 3,000 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CLASHED WITH POLICE FOR POSSESSION?

  • Description

    MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE WERE INJURED..SIX SERIOUSLY..WHEN 3,000 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CLASHED WITH POLICE FOR POSSESSION OF THE ROME ARCHITECTURE FACULTY TODAY (FRIDAY). MORE THAN 100 WERE ARRESTED AS WAVE AFTER WAVE OF STUDENTS ATTACKED THE HILLTOP BUILDING, HURLING ROCKS, BRICKS AND PIECES OF METAL RAILINGS.

    THE STUDENTS AT ONE POINT OVERWHELMED THE 200-STRONG POLICE GUARD AND TOOK THE BUILDING. THEY WERE EJECTED AFTER STEEL-HELMETED RIOT POLICE CHARGED IN WITH TEARGAS AND BATONS.

    THE STUDENTS, A QUARTER OF THEM WOMEN, SET FIRE TO SEVERAL VEHICLES OUTSIDE THE BUILDING, AS POLICE REINFORCEMENTS DROVE INTO THE CROWD IN JEEPS, WITH SIRENS WAILING.

    TODAY'S DEMONSTRATION CLIMAXED WEEKS OF UNREST IN UNIVERSITIES THROUGHOUT ITALY. STUDENTS CLAIM THE ITALIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM IS OUT-OF-DATE AND NEEDS A COMPLETE OVERHAUL TO BRING MORE CONTACT BETWEEN STUDENT AND PROFESSORS.

    THE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY HAD BEEN THE SCENE ON WEDNESDAY OF ANGRY CLASHES WHEN POLICE EJECTED STUDENTS WHO HAD BEEN CONDUCTING A 10-DAY "SIT-IN".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABU9OE147A7UP1CCDG0LAZJ3MQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABU9OE147A7UP1CCDG0LAZJ3MQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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