• Short Summary

    Rome was paralysed by a twenty-four-hour general strike on Thursday (February 3) called in protest at unemployment, poor social conditions and bad public transport.

  • Description

    Rome was paralysed by a twenty-four-hour general strike on Thursday (February 3) called in protest at unemployment, poor social conditions and bad public transport. While an all-party delegation of top party officials met with President Giovanni Leone in emergency session to discuss the crisis, the city became one large traffic jam of office workers' immobile cars and blaring hooters. All public transport including train and bus services were halted; bread shops were closed; no newspapers were on sale; radio and television programmes were limited to taped music and brief news bulletins most of the time; schools, theatres and cinemas shut down; services like hopsitale and gas and electricity companies were dealing with emergency cases only; municipal policemen worked to rule; and factories throughout the city were deserted.

    Later in the day several thousand workers staged a protest march through Rome streets.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAM93FPJPQSN9HQ6WCZMO81J2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAM93FPJPQSN9HQ6WCZMO81J2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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