- Title: ITALY: ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE ACROSS COUNTRY.
- Date: 6th October 2002
- Summary: (U6) ROME, ITALY (OCTOBER 5, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV: WOMEN ARRIVING CARRYING BANNERS AND SHOUTING OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY 0.01 2. GV: U.S. FLAG FLYING FROM EMBASSY BUILDING 0.05 3. GV/PAN: VARIOUS WOMEN IN FRONT OF U.S. EMBASSY 0.14 4. MV: WOMAN SHOUTING (THROUGH MEGAPHONE): 'BUSH, SHARON, YOUR JUSTICE IS ONE OF DEATH' 0.20 5. MCU: PORCH OF BUILDING 0.22 6. CU: BANNER ON GROUND SAYING: 'NOT IN MY NAME' 0.25 7. MCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PROTESTER, JANE REYNOLDS, SAYING: "I'm disgusted, I really am, and ashamed of Mr (Tony) Blair. He has said we have to pay a price in blood for our government's special relationship with the United States and it appears to me that he is expecting a price of blood to be paid by people in places like Afghanistan and Iraq." 0.53 8. GV: LARGE CROWD AT DEMONSTRATION 1.00 9. MV/CU/PAN: WOMEN HAND-CUFFED TOGETHER AHEAD OF MAIN MARCH (3 SHOTS) 1.12 10. GV/SV: POLICE WITH RIOT SHIELDS LOOKING ON (2 SHOTS) 1.20 11. GV/PAN: PROTESTERS GATHERED OUTSIDE DEFENCE MINISTRY 1.27 12. GV/MV/CU/GV/PAN: ANTI WAR BANNERS BEING CARRIED BY PROTESTERS; LITTLE GIRL BEHIND A BANNER, WATCHING THE SCENE; CLOSE-UP OF PROTESTERS IN CROWD; REAR SHOT OF CROWD OF DEMONSTRATORS CARRYING FLAGS ABOVE THEIR HEADS (4 SHOTS) 1.53 (U4) MILAN, ITALY (OCTOBER 5, 2002) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 13. GV: STUDENTS IN CENTRAL MILAN PIAZZA; PEOPLE WAITING TO START DEMONSTRATION (2 SHOTS) 2.01 14. GV/MCU: RECYCLING BINS WITH FIGURINES OF U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH AND ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER SILVIO BERLUSCONI ON TOP (2 SHOTS) 2.07 15. MCU/GV: BANNER ON GROUND READING 'NOT IN MY NAME'; ANOTHER BANNER READING: 'AGAINST THE WAR WITHOUT IFS OR BUTS' (2 SHOTS) 2.14 16. GV/LV: PEOPLE MARCHING THROUGH STREETS; DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING AND HOLDING A LARGE BANNER WHICH STRETCHES THE WIDTH OF THE STREET (2 SHOTS) 2.23 17. MCU: (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LUCA CORRADINI, STUDENT LEADER, SAYING: "We're in the streets, not only with the students, but all Milan who are against the war, with or without United Nations. This protest gives a clear message without any doubt that we are against this war and against wars in general." 2.42 18. GV/CU: VARIOUS OF BUSH AND BERLUSCONI FIGURINES ON FIRE (7 SHOTS) 3.13 19. MCU: STUDENTS WITH FACES COVERED, IN FRONT OF PICTURE OF GEORGE BUSH (2 SHOTS) 3.17 20. GV/MV: CROWD OF STUDENTS MARCHING AND CHANTING; DEMONSTRATORS WAVING ARMS AS THEY CHANT; LARGE CROWD OF PROTESTERS (3 SHOTS) 3.28 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 21st October 2002 13:00
- Location: ROME AND MILAN, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Reuters ID: LVAAVHNOPMXJD3LMC9L361FQPXOL
- Story Text: Anti-war groups from the financial hub of Milan to the
tip of the Italian boot in 100 Italian cities have
participated in protests against a possible military strike on
Iraq, marching with banners and chanting anti-U.S. slogans.
In Rome, a group of some 60 women gathered outside the
American embassy on Saturday (October 5) shouting slogans and
waving banners, outnumbered three-to-one by police.
"Not in my name," read the banners as the women shouted:
"Bush, Sharon your justice is one of death," in front of the
"I'm disgusted, I really am, and ashamed of Mr Blair,"
said British protester Jane Reynolds.
"He has said we have to pay a price in blood for our
government's special relationship with the United States and
it appears to me that he is expecting a price of blood to be
paid by people in places like Afghanistan and Iraq," Reynolds
The U.S. embassy in Rome had issued what it calls a warden
message, warning American citizens in Italy to avoid large
crowds on Saturday due to the protests for fear they could
turn unruly, but no trouble was reported.
A group of women hand-cuffed together led the body of the
march, made-up from tens of thousands of protestors, through
the streets of Rome.
Police carrying riot shields took up position outside the
defence ministry in the centre of town, the final gathering
point for the demonstration.
In Milan, thousands of young students took to the streets
to add their voices to the protest against an American-led
push for a military campaign against Iraqi leader Saddam
Carrying placards reading 'Not in my name', the students
made their way through the streets of the financial capital of
Italy. Prominent amongst the protest were two figurines of
American leader George Bush and Italian prime minister Silvio
"We're in the streets, not only with the students, but all
Milan who are against the war, with or without United
Nations," said student leader Luca Corradini, implying they
would not support any United Nations sanctions that gave
President Bush the right to attack Iraq.
"This protest gives a clear message, without any doubt,
that we are against this war, and against wars in general,"
Police looked on as the demonstrators arrived outside the
American embassy and some students, with their faces covered,
set fire to the Bush and Berlusconi figurines.
Demonstrations throughout Italy's major cities, from the
north to the south, have been organised by different groups to
coordinate protest against the American-led drive towards
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has so far
supported U.S. President George Bush and his strong stance
against the Iraqi leader.
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