• Short Summary

    Two policemen were shot and wounded in a new outbreak of violence in the Canary Islands on Wednesday (14 December).

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    GTV Town of Santa Cruz and harbour
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    GV Students slow clapping in demonstration
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    GVs Riot police begin to move in (2 shots)
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    GTV Riot police running down street
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    SV Students outside university
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    CU Students behind bullet shattered window
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    SV ZOOM INT CU Notice about dead student
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    SV Flowers and candles TILT UP TO mourning students
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    CU Bullets being held PULL OUT TO altar
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    CU Student addressing crowd
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    11.
    GV Students raise clenched fists
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    Initials BB/1940



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two policemen were shot and wounded in a new outbreak of violence in the Canary Islands on Wednesday (14 December). They are hit by shotgun pellets fired from a passing car, but were not seriously wounded.

    SYNOPSIS: The shooting took place in the island port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

    It was an apparent reprisal for the death of the a student who was killed when para-military civil guards opened fire to disperse demonstrators at la Laguna University near Santa Cruz two days previously.

    Riot police patrolled Santa Cruz and the university as demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the death of 22-year-old student, Javier Fernandez Ouesada.

    Another student was seriously injured in the clashes. Police said the civil guards opened fire when they were surrounded by stone-throwing demonstrators.

    The violence erupted as the civil guards arrived to quell disorders at la Laguna, where the students were meeting to support a general strike which had been called throughout Tenerife. Police arrested 23 people who tried to force firms and shops to close their doors.

    The strike was called by the leftist Canary Workers Confederation Labour Union to protest against rising unemployment and a serious economic slump.

    Local observers said the student's death was certain to increase pro-autonomy feeling in the Canary archipelago, where a separatist movement has exploded a series of bombs recently to back its demands. In Madrid, two of the Spanish capital's three universities closed for a day to mourn the killing.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SYFRFDYKKBXS0HMNFO9WRMIR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SYFRFDYKKBXS0HMNFO9WRMIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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