• Short Summary

    ROME...AND UGLY SCENES OF VIOLENCE AS RIOT POLICE CLASH WITH THOUSANDS OF BUILDING WORKERS DURING?

  • Description

    ROME...AND UGLY SCENES OF VIOLENCE AS RIOT POLICE CLASH WITH THOUSANDS OF BUILDING WORKERS DURING A BIG DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).THE WORKERS, WHO ARE ON STRIKE, WERE PROTESTING AGAINST A SHUTDOWN BY EMPLOYERS, WHO HAD REFUSED TO MEET FRESH WAGE CLAIMS.

    AFTER A MASS MEETING OF 70,000 NEAR ROME'S COLOSSEUM, A BIG BODY OF WORKERS MARCHED TO THE NEARBY HOLY APOSTLES SQUARE, WHERE THE EMPLOYERS HAVE THEIR ROME HEADQUARTERS.

    AN EMPLOYERS' REPRESENTATIVE TOLD THE STRIKERS THAT THE EMPLOYERS HAD AGREED TO MEET MOST OF THE WORKERS' DEMANDS, BUT A FINAL DECISION WOULD BE MADE NEXT DAY.AT THIS POINT, THE STRIKERS REPORTEDLY TRIED TO INVADE THE BUILDING.

    RIOT-SQUAD POLICE IN JEEPS CHARGED THE DEMONSTRATORS FROM THREE SIDES, AND SOME OF ROME'S WORST RIOTING SINCE JUST AFTER THE WAR ERUPTED.PASSERS-BY FOUND THEMSELVES CAUGHT BETWEEN POLICE AND RIOTERS AS STONES AND BOTTLES WERE HURLED, CARS OVERTURNED AND SHOP WINDOWS SMASHED.

    POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND HIGH-PRESSURE HOSES TO DISPERSE THE STRIKERS.OVER 300 WERE ARRESTED.WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARED, THE BEAUTIFUL 16TH-CENTURY SQUARE LOOKED LIKE A DESERTED BATTLEFIELD.COBBLES AND BOTTLES LAY STREWN ABOUT, CARS WRECKED AND WINDOWS SHATTERED.AT LEAST 100 POLICE WERE INJURED.

    (LAST NIGHT, ROME'S THREE LABOUR UNIONS CALLED FOR A FOUR-HOUR STRIKE NEXT WEEK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3FTPYA5SK6WMIH7L8I9W7UR6
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3FTPYA5SK6WMIH7L8I9W7UR6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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