• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Rio de Janeiro's suburb Niteroi May 22/23 as angry passengers stranded by a ferryboat strike ran riot, throwing rocks, setting fire to cars, houses and furniture piled up in the streets.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed Rio de Janeiro's suburb Niteroi May 22/23 as angry passengers stranded by a ferryboat strike ran riot, throwing rocks, setting fire to cars, houses and furniture piled up in the streets.

    Some 18,000 commuters who work in Rio and depend on the Guanabara Bay ferry were stranded by the strike called in protest against the boat owners' failure to give full pay increases awarded May 1.

    Strikers joined the commuters and vicious fighting quickly spread through Niteroi. The ferry station was burnt, shops put up their shutters, traffic came quickly to halt.

    Military police and Marines repeatedly charged the furious mob and unofficial reports say that 10 people were killed and about 100 wounded.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA167FCXJ4ABZ5A1V4P6SCMLICW
    Media URN:
    VLVA167FCXJ4ABZ5A1V4P6SCMLICW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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