• Short Summary

    Hundreds of prisoners in the Federal prison in Buenos Aires rioted on Monday (19 February) in a protest against conditions.

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    GTV Prison
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    SV Prison walls & burning blankets out of windows
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    SV Armed police at roadblocks (3 shots)
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    SV Squad of riot police into prison
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    CV Burning blankets hanging from window
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    SV Relatives of prisoners plead with police
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    SV Riot police advance to hold off crowd (3 shots)
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    CV Woman crying
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    CV Armed police
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    SV Prisoners look from window
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    SV ZOOM IN Crowd watching (2 shots)
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    SV Police ZOOM BACK FROM fire burning in window (2 shots)
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    Initials SGM/0138 SGM/0151



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Hundreds of prisoners in the Federal prison in Buenos Aires rioted on Monday (19 February) in a protest against conditions. Riot police quelled the four hour disturbance by using tear gas against the prisoners. During the riot, windows facing the street were smashed by prisoners who pushed burning bedding through the bars and set other fires inside the prison. Officials in Buenos Aires said no one was injured in the incident.

    Co-inciding with the riot inside, relatives of prisoners protested outside the prison against the alleged bad conditions. When riot police arrived to deal with the disturbance, relatives pleaded with them for the safety of prisoners. To prevent any advance on the prison by relatives, police cordoned off the area.

    SYNOPSIS: Prisoners rioted for several hours on Monday in the Federal prison in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. They were protesting against conditions in the prison.

    Heavily-armed riot police cordoned off the streets around the prison as guards and other police moved into the building to deal with the disturbance. Officials described the riot as a mutiny by several hundred prisoners. Using teargas, police took four hours to quell the disturbance.

    Prisoners set fire to bedding and draped it down the prison walls. Outside relatives pleaded with police for the safety of prisoners. In a move to prevent the crowd moving closer to the building, riot police advanced and formed a cordon some distance from the prison walls.

    The large squads of police were reinforced at times during the disturbance. Originally, the relatives had come to protest against prison conditions. When riot police moved into the building, the relatives' protests changed to pleas not to harm the men inside.

    The poisoners had smashed window glass into the street before setting fires. Authorities in Buenos Aires said no one was injured in the incident.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1HZI015HRAUXCUNVD84NPL3LF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HZI015HRAUXCUNVD84NPL3LF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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