• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE USING TEARGAS, REGAINED CONTROL OF PERUGIA JAIL EARLY TOADY FROM 250 PRISONERS WHO BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN A MEDICAL WING.

  • Description

    RIOT POLICE USING TEARGAS, REGAINED CONTROL OF PERUGIA JAIL EARLY TOADY FROM 250 PRISONERS WHO BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN A MEDICAL WING. THE PRISONERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST ALLEGED POOR FOOD AT THE JAIL.

    A FORCE OF 150 POLICE BRAVED A HAIL OF ROCKS AND ROOFING SLATE THROWN BY THE PRISONERS WHO CLIMBED ONTO THE JAIL ROOF. FROM THE ROOF, THE MEN SHOUTED THAT THEY WERE STARVING.

    POLICE SAID THE REVOLT, WHICH FOLLOWED THE PATTERN SEE BY THE RECENT MASSIVE RIOTS IN 12 ITALIAN JAILS, WOULD HAVE BEEN FAR MORE SERIOUS IF THE REST OF THE JAIL'S 2000 PRISONERS HAD JOINED IN.

    AFTER THE POLICE INVASION OF THE JAIL, ONLY ABOUT 50 PRISONERS REMAINED ON ROOFTOPS, SCREAMING INSULTS AND DEMANDING BETTER CONDITIONS.

    POLICE SAID LATER, THEY WERE IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACGI755JC4VY8S5CI0GJ85QVUX
    Media URN:
    VLVACGI755JC4VY8S5CI0GJ85QVUX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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