An estimated 60,000 opponents of Chile's Marxist President Salvador Allende staged a mass rally in Santiago's National Stadium on Thursday (16 December).
GV & CU EXT. Stadium & women entering with saucepans(4 shots)
GV PAN INT. Women marching with banners in front of crowd
CU Slogan over stand
SV Women parading with Christian Democrat banner
SV & CU Women in stands brandishing pans(5 shots)
GV PAN around crowd in stadium
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Background: An estimated 60,000 opponents of Chile's Marxist President Salvador Allende staged a mass rally in Santiago's National Stadium on Thursday (16 December). It was described as the biggest anti-Allende gathering since the president took power as leader of the Popular Front coalition government in November last year.
SYNOPSIS: Santiago's National Stadium was the scene on Thursday of a massive rally staged by opponents of Marxist President Salvador Allende. It was estimated that there were 60,000 people in the stadium. This made in the biggest anti-Allende rally since the President took power as leader of the Popular Front coalition government in November last year. The rally was organised by the Christian Democrats who have a majority in the Chilean Congress. The Party Chairman, Renan Fuentealba reiterated at the rally the party would seek the impeachment of the Interior Minister, Jose Toha.
The Party will submit a motion of censure against the Interior Minister following street fighting between pro and anti Allende groups sparked by a protest march earlier this month.
If the motion is passed by Congress. Toha will be forced to resign. Fuentealba claimed Toha was directly responsible for the existence of extreme right and left-wing armed groups in Chile. He also accused him of violations of the Constitution and Constitutional rights. The Christian Democrats blamed armed groups organised by the two government coalition parties for the street violence which resulted in a curfew and a state of emergency -- which has since been lifted.
Fuentealba claimed Chileans were becoming fed u with revolutionary phraseology imported from abroad. But, he said his party was willing to cooperate with the government in building a more just fatherland.