• Short Summary

    About 40 people were injured, and over 80 arrested, after violent rioting by neo-fascists on Saturday (17 April) in Milan.

  • Description

    About 40 people were injured, and over 80 arrested, after violent rioting by neo-fascists on Saturday (17 April) in Milan. The trouble started after right-wing groups defied a police ban and attempted to stage an anti-communist march through the city streets.

    Police ordered the marchers to disperse, and when they refused, charged them. Several hours of rioting followed during which a fire was started at the recently-opened offices of the Italy-People's Republic of China Association.

    Police had banned the demonstration early on Saturday after trouble between left and right wing factions the previous night. The rioting followed allegations in a right-wing Rome newspaper that 20,000 people in Milan belonged to extremist para-military organisations, mostly of the extreme left.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADX8JJF9R2A7HIJG05RTHX3S8K
    Media URN:
    VLVADX8JJF9R2A7HIJG05RTHX3S8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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