ITALY: The Gun or Slow Poison

It was Rome's worst week of political agitation in a year. Bands of leftist youths went on a two-hour rampage to protest the death of a radical youth during an earlier demonstration. Striking metalworkers, demanding higher pay, locked arms in Rome's Piazza Navona and with rhythmic solidarity chanted, "Governo Moro, te ne devi andá-da" ("Governo Moro, you've got to go-go"). Premier Aldo Moro's shaky Christian Democratic minority government was then more directly threatened by the 20,000 Italian feminists who poured through Rome demanding that the country's tough anti-abortion laws be rescinded....

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