About 40 people were injured, and over 80 arrested, after violent rioting by neo-fascists on Saturday (17 April) in Milan.
SV Riot police with vehicles and ambulance
SV Riot police gathering
MV Woman demonstrator arrested
LV Riot police move crowd on
MV Riot police stand by with grenade guns
LV Gas grenade explodes in front of cameraman
GV PAN gas clouds in riot area (2 shots)
LV Riot police charge up street PAN to reinforcements arriving
GV & SV Riot police charge
MV Woman arrested by plain-clothes police
MV Police walk man to police vehicles
SCU Arrested man
SV Injured policeman being helped into car
MV Another injured policeman helped up off ground
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Background: About 40 people were injured, and over 80 arrested, after violent rioting by neo-fascists on Saturday (17 April) in Milan. The trouble started after right-wing groups defied a police ban and attempted to stage an anti-communist march through the city streets.
Police ordered the marchers to disperse, and when they refused, charged them. Several hours of rioting followed during which a fire was started at the recently-opened offices of the Italy-People's Republic of China Association.
Police had banned the demonstration early on Saturday after trouble between left and right wing factions the previous night. The rioting followed allegations in a right-wing Rome newspaper that 20,000 people in Milan belonged to extremist para-military organisations, mostly of the extreme left.