• Short Summary

    LEFT WING STUDENTS HAVE BEEN EVICTED FROM THE ROME UNIVERSITY AFTER CLASHING VIOLENTLY WITH RIGHT WING YOUTHS WHO HAD TRIED TO DRIVE THEM OUT.

  • Description

    LEFT WING STUDENTS HAVE BEEN EVICTED FROM THE ROME UNIVERSITY AFTER CLASHING VIOLENTLY WITH RIGHT WING YOUTHS WHO HAD TRIED TO DRIVE THEM OUT. THE STUDENTS LOCKED THEMSELVES IN LAST FRIDAY TO SHOW THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH FRENCH STUDENTS.

    WHEN THE RIGHT WING GROUP ATTACKED THIS MORNING (JUNE 3) ONLY A HANDFUL OF POLICE WERE ON DUTY. THE STUDENTS INSIDE WERE ABLE TO KEEP THE ATTACKERS FROM FORCING THEIR WAY INTO THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. THERE WERE ABOUT 300 YOUTHS IN THE RIGHT WING GROUP, ARMED WITH STICKS, STONES, FLAMING RAGS AND FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.

    BUT WITHIN A SHORT TIME THE POLICE MADE THEIR ATTACK - REINFORCED WITHIN MINUTES FROM ABOUT DOZEN TO 1500 MEN. THEY DEMANDED THAT THE STUDENTS SURRENDER BUT WERE MET WITH A REFUSAL. THEN THE POLICE SMASHED THEIR WAY THROUGH UNIVERSITY GATES.

    MOST OF THE STUDENTS LEFT QUIETLY BUT SOME OF WHO REMAINED INSIDE WERE ARRESTED AND REMOVED, WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE. THE PROTESTS CAME AS ITALY FACED A POLITICAL CRISIS OVER THE BREAK-UP OF THE CENTRE-LEFT COALITION, WHICH HAD GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT RELATIVE STABILITY FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABWLZBNMEIS92UV135FHKN2U54
    Media URN:
    VLVABWLZBNMEIS92UV135FHKN2U54
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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