• Short Summary

    A demonstrator was shot in Argentina on Thursday (26 May) as rival political groups commemorated the fifth anniversary of "Cordobazo" -- the outbreak of street fighting in the Argentine city of Cordoba which led to the fall of the Government of General Juan Carlos Ongania in 1969.

  • Description

    A demonstrator was shot in Argentina on Thursday (26 May) as rival political groups commemorated the fifth anniversary of "Cordobazo" -- the outbreak of street fighting in the Argentine city of Cordoba which led to the fall of the Government of General Juan Carlos Ongania in 1969.

    Eyewitnesses said the shooting occurred during confusion at the end of a rally by Left-wing supporters of President Juan Peron. There were no other reports of violence during the celebrations.

    Police, however, strictly controlled the city and its 800,000 people as Right-wing and Left-wing factions of the Peronist and Marxist movements held three separate rallies. During the rallies, the United States -- and in particular the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was accused of plotting a coup d'etat in Argentina.

    The Right-wing (or orthodox) Peronists added to the chaos and confusion in the city. They declared the anniversary a national holiday and called a general strike.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1J1N8W9P3F2V18FA0EEJV6YYX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J1N8W9P3F2V18FA0EEJV6YYX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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