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Italian Groups Clash with Police in Anti-fascist Demonstration

Twenty anti-fascists and policemen were injured here yesterday when police used tear gas in an effort to break up an anti-fascist demonstration. The demonstrators were protesting the forthcoming national convention, scheduled to open here July, of the neo-fascist Movimento Sociale.

The demonstrators included youth groups from most of the political parties ranging from the Democratic Christians–the Catholic Party–to the Communists. Representatives of the Jewish community also participated. Police used tear-gas in an attempt to prevent a march to the memorial to the victims of racisms and fascism.

The organized trade union movement announced today that a general strike will be called for June 30, unless legal steps were taken to disband the Movimento Sociale. A resolution adopted today by all the parties that participated in yesterday’s demonstration designated June 30 as “Anti-Fascist Day.” Jurists met here today to draft proposals to the Italian Government for dissolution of the Movimento Sociale.

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