• Short Summary

    RIVAL STUDENT FACTIONS FOUGHT STONE THROWING DUELS AT THE OCCUPIED ROME UNIVERSITY TODAY (SATURDAY). ABOUT?

  • Description

    RIVAL STUDENT FACTIONS FOUGHT STONE THROWING DUELS AT THE OCCUPIED ROME UNIVERSITY TODAY (SATURDAY). ABOUT 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE EXTREME LEFT-WING "STUDENT MOVEMENT" ORGANISATION REPELLED ATTEMPTS BY RIGHT-WING STUDENTS TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY. BOTH SIDES BOMBARDED EACH OTHER WITH STONES AND SLABS OF ASPHALT RIPPED OFF THE STREET. SEVERAL OF THE STUDENTS WERE REPORTED HURT.

    THE CLASHES FOLLOWED LAST NIGHT'S BATTLE BETWEEN LEFT WING "ANTI DE GAULLE" STUDENTS AND POLICE NEAR THE FRENCH EMBASSY. THEN THE "STUDENT MOVEMENT" SHUT THE GATES OF ROME UNIVERSITY AND PUT UP POSTERS SAYING "ARMS FOR STUDENTS AND THE WORKERS". THE "STUDENT MOVEMENT" WAS IN THE FOREFRONT OF A WINTER-LONG CAMPUS REVOLT IN ITALY WHICH STARTED IN SUPPORT OF DEMANDS FOR UNIVERSITY REFORMS BUT TURNED INTO A PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. DURING TODAY'S BATTLE BETWEEN THE STUDENTS, POLICE STOOD ASIDE AND MADE NO EFFORT TO INTERVENE, APPARENTLY UNDER ORDERS TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT.

    SYNOPSIS
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ROME ON SATURDAY AND RIVAL STUDENT FACTIONS FOUGHT STONE THROWING DUELS. ABOUT 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE EXTREME LEFT WING "STUDENT MOVEMENT" TOOK OVER THE UNIVERSITY ON SATURDAY MORNING AND REPELLED ATTEMPTS BY RIGHT-WING STUDENTS TO ENTER.

    BOTH SIDES BOMBARDED EACH OTHER WITH STONES AND SLABS OF ASPHALT RIPPED OFF THE STREET. SEVERAL OF THE STUDENTS WERE REPORTED HURT AS POLICE STOOD ASIDE AND MADE NO EFFORT TO INTERVENE, APPARENTLY BEING UNDER ORDERS TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT.

    THE PREVIOUS NIGHT THERE HAD BEEN A PITCHED BATTLE NEAR THE FRENCH EMBASSY BETWEEN POLICE AND LEFT WING "ANTI DE GAULLE" STUDENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADLIAHP40M59KBHAK5DCQC9YO8
    Media URN:
    VLVADLIAHP40M59KBHAK5DCQC9YO8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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