• Short Summary

    A quarter of million people crowded into Lima's main square on Saturday (October 3rd) to celebrate the second anniversary of the bloodless coup d'etat that put President Juan Velasco's military regime into power.

  • Description

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    GV paraders with banners of Velasco
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    Paraders past camera
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    SV onlookers
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    SV tilt down banner to peasant group marching
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    GV above group followed by others
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    GV women in procession
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    MV women towards camera
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    CU masked men in procession
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    MV PAN onlookers
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    SV military band marches
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    fireworks at night
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    SV crowd watch fireworks
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    fireworks
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    CU crowd
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    fireworks
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    GV surging crowd held by barrier
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    LV Velasco on rostrum with picture of Tupac Amaru 11 as backdrop
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    MV Velasco acknowledges ovation
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    GV crowd
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    MV Velasco acknowledging
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    SV crowd signs
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    SV Velasco
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    SV crowd acclaims
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    MV Velasco during singing ( 2 shots)
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    Initials WLW/JF/PS/1540 WLW/JF/PS/1615



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A quarter of million people crowded into Lima's main square on Saturday (October 3rd) to celebrate the second anniversary of the bloodless coup d'etat that put President Juan Velasco's military regime into power. President Velasco used the occasion to remind the crowd of his industrial and agricultural reforms.

    The crowds spent up to seven hours travelling to Lime to pack themselves into the 400-year-old Plaza de Armas. They were in a festive mood for the occasion, which marks the overthrow of President Fernando Belaunde.

    Trucks equipped with loudspeakers spent several days touring round the country while announcers broadcast details of the meeting. On the big day, delegations of workers and peasants grouped at six meeting sites and marched into the Plaza, which holds the Presidential building, the Town Hall, the Archbishop's Palace and the Cathedral.

    Civil and military brass bands added to the carnival atmosphere, and fireworks were exploded throughout the evening.

    President Velasco and his military cabinet sat on a high rostrum decorated with the red and white Peruvian colours. A giant picture of Tupac Amaru II, a revolutionary hero in the 18th century, formed a backdrop to the Presidential rostrum.

    In a speech to the cheering masses, the President reviewed reforms made by his regime. He reminded the crowds of the expropriation of an american-owned Petroleum Company; of agricultural reforms when large sugar haciendas were expropriated; and recent Industrial Law which gave workers a share of equity in industrial firms and representation on the boards.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1L6HYHRPI2H3IZSKJ4L0S7BHG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1L6HYHRPI2H3IZSKJ4L0S7BHG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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