• Short Summary

    About ten thousand Rome slum-dwellers marched from the Colosseum to the Capitoline Hill on Friday, protesting against what they see as the Government's delay in providing new houses for more than 30,000 families who have for years been living in temporary accommodation.

  • Description

    About ten thousand Rome slum-dwellers marched from the Colosseum to the Capitoline Hill on Friday, protesting against what they see as the Government's delay in providing new houses for more than 30,000 families who have for years been living in temporary accommodation.

    At the Mayor's House in Michelangelo Square they presented their petition - that the housing problem should be solved before the end of the year.

    SYNOPSIS: About ten thousand slum-dwellers marched on Friday from Rome's Colosseum to the Capitoline Hill, in a protest begun last weekend against the Government's delay in providing new houses for over thirty thousand families who for years have been living in temporary accommodation. The demonstrators massed at Michelangelo Square outside the house of the Mayor, Clalio Darida, where they presented a petition that the solution of acute housing problems be achieved before the and of the year.

    The march was supported by Italian communist and socialist parties. Party members were among the demonstrators. There were also large numbers of homeless people, including mothers with young children.

    A contingent of Carabinieri, the Italian special police, gathered outside the Mayor's house to meet the force of demonstrators.

    The demonstrators shouted slogans and urged the Mayor to meet them as they stood around the Michelangelo monument.

    The Italian Government has promised to meet the housing problem with the building of 5,000 new houses before the end of the year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXZZ79SFYP443X2VYL0M0PAA2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXZZ79SFYP443X2VYL0M0PAA2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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