After two days of rioting against the decision to split the functions of regional capital between L'Aquila and the rival town of Pescara, demonstrators in L'Aquila seem determined to carry on their protests.
GV Smoke filled street pan to crowd
GV man trailing burning debris
GV crowd in littered street
burning litter (2 shots)
SV rubber tyres burning, man in foreground.
SV crowd pan to man waving flag
GV barricade across street
SV people kicking litter
GV police run up street
SV's demonstrators arrested (2 shots)
SV pan litter tilt up to burned out building
SV's destruction in the streets (6 shots)
SV limping policeman escorted by comrades after battle
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Background: After two days of rioting against the decision to split the functions of regional capital between L'Aquila and the rival town of Pescara, demonstrators in L'Aquila seem determined to carry on their protests.
This film by Visnews staffman Pino Giambattista shows police and demonstrators clashing in the streets, injured policemen, general destruction, and the burning litter left by the violence in the central square of L'Aquila.
Police are anxious to end the violence before it reaches the proportions of the protracted civil revolt over similar grievances in the south Italian city of Reggio Calabria.