About 1,000 demonstrators in Reggio Calabria dispersed peacefully today (Monday) after they had been doused with red dye by a police-manned water cannon.
MV Riot police in jeeps towards and past camera
SV Riot police with shields block road.
GV People walk in street PAN TO riot police.
BV Riot police marching
GV PAN Water cannon in action
GBV Riot police marching along street
MV People walk along street
GV PAN & SV PAN troops line roadside (2 shots)
SV PAN Crowd in street corner
GV Riot police on street corner
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Background: About 1,000 demonstrators in Reggio Calabria dispersed peacefully today (Monday) after they had been doused with red dye by a police-manned water cannon. There was no fighting. Riot police and troops stood by ready to move in if the situation developed.
This was probably the most peaceful of all the demonstrations which have taken place int he Italian city since many of its population began campaigning for Reggio Calabria to be named as capital of the Province last July.
We're sorry for the poor quality of this telerecording as it was taken as a rush story form the Eurovision circuit. There were several technical difficulties which didn't help in the speedy processing of this film.