The demolition of the Meta Sudans

Quite by accident these evening I discovered a photograph of the Meta Sudans which is different to the rest.  It shows what look like troops  marching past a half-demolished Meta Sudans.  Presumably these are some of Mussolini’s black-shirts.

Here it is (from somewhere on this site – I got it via Google Images):

Fascists assembled around the half-demolished Meta Sudans.

Fascists assembled around the half-demolished Meta Sudans.

Here is another shot again showing the Arch of Constantine, from here:

Fascists assembled near the Arch of Constantine in Rome. 1936.

Fascists assembled near the Arch of Constantine in Rome. 1936.

Was the Meta Sudans demolished, simply and solely because it was so positioned as to block the blackshirts from parading up the road and through the Arch of Constantine, to the Colosseum, then left along the Via del Foro Imperiali to his office?

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