Police were out in fore in Milan yesterday (10 October) to prevent a confrontation between leftists protesting against a meeting held by the right-wing "Italian Social Movement.
GV PAN..Place du Dome
SV Policemen stand by
LV Demonstrators walking
SV Demonstrators moving along (3 shots)
SV Demonstrators bearing names of concentration camps
CU Hammer and siecle sign on van PAN to participants
CU Sign 2nd of April
GV Demonstrators in front of Cathedral
GV & SV Demonstrators marching along (5 shots)
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Background: Police were out in fore in Milan yesterday (10 October) to prevent a confrontation between leftists protesting against a meeting held by the right-wing "Italian Social Movement. The left-wing demonstrators carried banners decrying the current rise of facism in Italy. The police, who were on guard in many paris of the city, were successful in their attempts to prevent a confrontation between the two groups.
SYNOPSIS: Police in Milan were out in force on Sunday to prevent a confrontation between left and right wing groups demonstrating in the city.
Left wing demonstrators representing a wide variety of political groups united to protest the rise of facism in Italy. The focus of their demonstrations was a meeting held by the right-wing "Italian Social Movement" in the Place du Chateau.
There was a tense calm throughout the city as authorities feared some militants in the left wing demonstrations would provoke a violent confrontation with members of the Italian Social Movement.
But there was no serious trouble as the leftists marched peacefully through the city. Their counter-demonstration brought them in large numbers to the Place du Dome where a meeting was held by the organised Student Movement. The marches then continued without major incidents.