• Short Summary

    MEXICAN TROOPS IN ARMOURED CARS AND HELMETED RIOT POLICE PATROLLED THE CAMPUS OF MEXICO'S NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAST SATURDAY (21 SEPTEMBER) AFTER TWO DAYS OF BATTLES BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS.

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    MEXICAN TROOPS IN ARMOURED CARS AND HELMETED RIOT POLICE PATROLLED THE CAMPUS OF MEXICO'S NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAST SATURDAY (21 SEPTEMBER) AFTER TWO DAYS OF BATTLES BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS.

    ABOUT 600 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AFTER STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS LAST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (20 AND 21 SEPTEMBER) PROTESTING AGAINST THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO.

    STEEL-HELMETED RIOT POLICE WIELDING NIGHTSTICKS FOUGHT STUDENTS WHO HURLED STONES BACK AT THE AUTHORITIES. TEAR GAS WAS ALSO USED BY POLICE.

    THE CLASHES ERUPTED WHEN HEAVILY-ARMED TROOPS IN ARMOURED CARS EQUIPPED WITH LOADED MACHINE-GUNS STORMED THE UNIVERSITY CITY NEAR THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE AND THE MAIN OLYMPIC STADIUM.

    THE TROOPS ROUTED THE STUDENTS, WHO HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR THE PAST SEVEN WEEKS.

    A MEMBER OF THE STUDENT STRIKE COUNCIL CLAIMING TO REPRESENT 168,000 UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS SAID THE RAID WAS SWIFT AND UNEXPECTED AND APPARENTLY PLANNED TO THWART A PROPOSED ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULED FOR LAST FRIDAY ROUND THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE.

    THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING AND STRIKING AROUND THE CITY FOR TWO MONTHS, OSTENSIBLY AGAINST ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY. THE PROTEST HAS RECENTLY BECOME INCREASINGLY ANTI-GOVERNMENT.

    ON SATURDAY A POLICEMAN WAS SHOT DEAD IN A CLASH NEAR THE FOREIGN MINISTRY.

    LAST NIGHT, (MONDAY) IN A FRESH OUTBREAK OF DISTURBANCES, ONE STUDENT DIED AS POLICE FIRING AUTOMATIC RIFLES TRIED TO DISPERSE PROTESTORS OCCUPYING THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE BUILDING IN THE NORTH OF THE CITY.

    THE RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY, SENOR JAVIER BARROS SIERRA, HAS RESIGNED WITH A LETTER DEPLORING A MILITARY TAKEOVER OF HIS CAMPUS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SB5V9YV32HAZOLNLQ4JOS4OD
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SB5V9YV32HAZOLNLQ4JOS4OD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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