The Battle of Valle Giulia is the conventional name for a clash between Italian left-wing militants and the Italian police at Valle Giulia, in Rome, on March 1, 1968. Valle Giulia is a valley area of Rome, immortalised in Fontane di Roma. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It is still frequently remembered as one of the first violent clashes in Italy's student unrest period (the"Sessantotto"), and has gained some sort of mythical status.
Valle Giulia is the seat of the Modern Art Gallery and of the faculty of architecture of the La Sapienza Rome's University. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, or the National Gallery of Modern Art (GNAM is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, dedicated to Modern Sapienza University of Rome ( Italian Sapienza Università di Roma) is a coeducational autonomous state university in Rome, Italy After the faculty had been occupied by the students, on February 29 the police intervened expelling the occupants and established a police presence. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours
On March 1 some 4,000 persons (mostly students) moved from Piazza di Spagna to the faculty, with the intention of expelling the police . The Spanish Steps ( Italian: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the They attacked with stones and other objects. Only a few policemen were provided with firearms (which, in any case, were not used), but the assault ended with a total of 148 policemen and 478 students wounded. 232 people were arrested. Eight police vehicles were burned.
The attackers included several people which would later become well-known in Italy: the future singer-songwriter and television director Paolo Pietrangeli (who wrote a song about the episode), later right-wing minister Giuliano Ferrara (who was wounded in the fray), Luca Liguori, Aldo Brandirali and Oreste Scalzone, co-founder,in 1969, of the extreme left Marxist group Potere Operaio . Giuliano Ferrara (born in Rome on January 7, 1952) is a politician journalist and occasional talk show host Oreste Scalzone (born January 26 1947) is an Italian militant Potere Operaio (Workers' Power was a radical left-wing Italian political group active between 1968 and 1973
Writer and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini later wrote:
|“||When you clashed with the policemen at Valle Giulia, I sympathized for them. Pier Paolo Pasolini ( March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975) was an Italian Poet, Intellectual, Film director Because policemen are children of the poor.||”|