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    MILLIONS OF ITALIAN WORKERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) JOINED IN A NATION-WIDE GENERAL STRIKE WHICH VIRTUALLY PARALYSED THE COUNTRY'S INDUSTRY.

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    MILLIONS OF ITALIAN WORKERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) JOINED IN A NATION-WIDE GENERAL STRIKE WHICH VIRTUALLY PARALYSED THE COUNTRY'S INDUSTRY. IN FLORENCE, BOLOGNA AND TURIN TONIGHT, VIOLENCE ERUPTED BETWEEN STUDENTS SUPPORTING THE STRIKERS AND POLICE, AND BETWEEN STRIKERS AND NON-STRIKERS TRYING TO GET TO WORK. THE STRIKE, CALLED TO BACK DEMANDS FOR HIGHER STATE PENSIONS, WAS BACKED BY PROTEST MARCHES BY THOUSANDS IN SEVERAL MAJOR CITIES.

    UNION SPOKESMAN CLAIMED THAT THE STOPPAGE, EXPECTED TO BRING OUT NEARLY 20 MILLION WORKERS IN INDUSTRY, TRADE AND AGRICULTURE, WAS SUPPORTED BY BETWEEN 80 AND 90 PER CENT OF THE WORKERS IN THE ROME REGION.

    A SIMILAR ESTIMATE WAS MADE FOR THE MAJOR INDUSTRIAL REGION OF MILAN, WHERE MOST FACTORIES WERE REPORTED CLOSED, OR ALMOST INACTIVE.

    IN ROME, STUDENTS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS CARRYING PORTRAITS OF STALIN AND MAO TSE TUNG. THE STUDENTS SET UP A STEADY CHANT OF "LENIN, STALIN, MAO TSE TUNG....."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAH5DXVN3GLU40A1H231YCL0V8
    Media URN:
    VLVAH5DXVN3GLU40A1H231YCL0V8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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