Rival right and left-wing political groups held simultaneous public meetings in Milan, Italy on Saturday (9 September) - but were prevented from moving or confronting each other by strong detachments of police.
SV PAN Across crowd listening to speech.
SCU PAN along crowd. (2 shots)
SV Crowd PAN to speaker.
SV Crowd listening.
SV Police arrive in trucks.
SV PAN along police in street.
GV Second groups of demonstrators of M.S.I. cheering as Almirante arrives (3 shots)
LV & SV Almirante speaking. (2 shots)
SV Crowd cheering
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Background: Rival right and left-wing political groups held simultaneous public meetings in Milan, Italy on Saturday (9 September) - but were prevented from moving or confronting each other by strong detachments of police.
Giorgio Almirante, secretary of the right-wing Italian Social Movement (M.S.I) organised an anti-Marxist rally in protest against the recent besieging by communists of his party headquarters, and attempts to disrupt publication of the Movement's magazine 'Il Candido'.......an attack which Mr. Almirante described as being carried out 'in virtually criminal fashion.
Not far away, the left-wing group held its own meeting to protests against 'Fascists and the government for the grave situation now confronting Italy.
While' permitting both assemblies, the police presented a great show of force to prevent both factions moving from their melting points and confronting one another.
SYNOPSIS: In Milan, as tension and animosity mount between left and right-wings, both factions held simultaneous public rallies on Saturday....within a few streets of each other. Hero, the left-wingers gather to protest about what they described as the gave situation new facing Italy as the result of fascists and the government.
While permitting both meeting, the police turned out in large numbers to make sure neither group moved from it's assembly spot to converge in a public clash.
At the right-wing rally, Giorgio Almirante, secretary of the Italian Social Movement, condemned the recent besieging of his party headquarters by Marxists......and subsequent attempts by the communists to disrupt the party magazine. He described the attack as 'criminal'.