• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1300 ITALIAN RIOT POLICE POURED ONTO THE CAMPUS OF ROME UNIVERSITY ON TUESDAY (24 FEBRUARY) TO BREAK UP A PAGING BATTLE BETWEEN THOUSANDS OF LEFT-WING AND NEO-FASCIST STUDENTS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN POLICE MARCH TOWARDS UNIVERSITY
    0.08

    2.
    SV ARRESTED STUDENTS PUT INTO VEHICLE
    0.19

    3.
    SV LONG LINES OF POLICE VEHICLES
    0.26

    4.
    SV POLICE OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY
    0.29

    5.
    SV PAN MORE POLICE ARRIVE
    0.35

    6.
    LV CARS ACROSS ROAD
    0.40

    7.
    LV POLICE
    0.43

    8.
    LV STUDENTS THROW STONES FROM BEHIND CARS
    0.46

    9.
    SV POLICE BEHIND SHIELDS
    0.50

    10.
    SV POLICE MOVE PARKED CAR
    0.54

    11.
    LV POLICE CHARGE
    0.59

    12.
    LV STUDENTS RUN CHASED BY POLICE (3 SHOTS)
    1.10

    13.
    SV ARRESTED STUDENT TAKEN TO POLICE VAN
    1.14



    Initials KM/VS/MR/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ABOUT 1300 ITALIAN RIOT POLICE POURED ONTO THE CAMPUS OF ROME UNIVERSITY ON TUESDAY (24 FEBRUARY) TO BREAK UP A PAGING BATTLE BETWEEN THOUSANDS OF LEFT-WING AND NEO-FASCIST STUDENTS.

    THE FIGHTING WHICH LEFT SEVERAL STUDENTS AND AT LEAST TWO POLICEMEN INJURED, BEGAN WHEN A CROWD OR NEO-FACIST STUDENTS ARMED WITH STICKS ARRIVED AT A LEFT-WING STUDENT MEETING.

    HEAVILY OUTNUMBERED THE RIGHT-WINGERS WERE DRIVEN BACK INTO A FACULTY BUILDING WHERE THEY LOCKED THEMSELVES INSIDE. BUT THEIR OPPONENTS SMASHED THROUGH THE GLASS DOORS AND CONTINUED THE BATTLE.

    POLICE VANS RUSHED TO THE SCENE AND A LONG BATTLE TO SEPARATE THE TWO SIDES ENSUED.

    WHEN CALM APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN RESTORED AT LAST, FIGHTING BROKE OUT AGAIN IN ANOTHER PART OF THE UNIVERSITY AND MORE POLICE WERE CALLED IN.

    MASKED STUDENTS ON THE ROOF OF ONE OF THE FACULTY BUILDINGS SHOWERED POLICE WITH STICKS AND STONES, AND THE POLICE FIRED AT LEAST TWO TEAR-GAS GRENADES AND ARRESTED SEVERAL STUDENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94959R0K0GOBG6UBAJ8Z1GL9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA94959R0K0GOBG6UBAJ8Z1GL9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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