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.
SV Longo, Ingrao & Terracing arrive
SV Malagordi & Bozzi (bearded) arrive
SV Fornali & Andreotti leave
GV PAN & CU stationary trains & empty rails
GV & SV Gateways & passengers
GV Bus station
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SV Closed shops
GV Traffic jam
GV & SV Demonstrators by the Colosseum
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Background: 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.