ITALY: Seething City

Thirty-six hours after royalist General Mario Roatta became a fugitive from Rome's anti-Fascist purge (TIME, March 12), the Communist newspaper, Unita, called upon Italians to demonstrate. To Colosseum Square marched 10,000 men & women. While red flags flapped from the walls that had once looked down on other gladiators. Socialist, Actionist and Communist orators shouted: "The monarchy must fall! We will not leave the streets till a republic is proclaimed!"

Howled the crowd: "Death to the King! Death to Roatta!" An angry column, some 2,000 strong, stormed out of Colosseum Square to...

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