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    SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    About 5,000 demonstrators faced riot police in a tens two-hour confrontation in San Salvador on October 29 during a march to protest against the murder of a prominent human rights campaigner in El Salvador.

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    SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    About 5,000 demonstrators faced riot police in a tens two-hour confrontation in San Salvador on October 29 during a march to protest against the murder of a prominent human rights campaigner in El Salvador. The demonstrators carried the coffin of Herbert Ernesto Anaya to the military headquarters, where police and armed soldiers blocked the road. Anaya, the president of El Salvador's non-governmental Human Rights Commission, was shot in his car on October 26 by unidentified gunmen. The protester blamed a death squad linked to the military for the murder. Amongst the demonstrators were members of the Committee of Mothers of the Disappeared, Assassinated and Political Prisoners, which had held an all-night vigil outside the United States (US) embassy with Anaya's coffin. They said the US was also responsible for Anaya's death because of its support for the El Salvador government.

    Source: REUTERS - MATIE GALEANO

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22DKA4350RZM4W92JWUG4Z43M
    Media URN:
    VLVA22DKA4350RZM4W92JWUG4Z43M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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