• Short Summary

    VIOLENCE BROKE OUT AT THE UNIVERSITY PLAZA IN LIMA ON MONDAY WHEN A THOUSAND STUDENT DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE PERUVIAN MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR JUAN LANGUAZCO, CALLING FOR HIS RESIGNATION.

  • Description

    VIOLENCE BROKE OUT AT THE UNIVERSITY PLAZA IN LIMA ON MONDAY WHEN A THOUSAND STUDENT DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE PERUVIAN MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR JUAN LANGUAZCO, CALLING FOR HIS RESIGNATION. THE MINISTER OFFICIALLY CONTROLS THE NATION'S POLICE FORCE, AND THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS "EXCESSIVE POLICE ENERGY" IN STEMMING SUNDAY'S TRAGIC FOOTBALL MATCH STAMPEDE IN WHICH ABOUT THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE DIED.

    POLICE, MANY OF THEM HAVING WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT CLEARING DEBRIS FROM THE WRECKED STADIUM, RUSHED TO THE PLAZA AS THE DEMONSTRATORS BEGAN CHANTING SLOGANS. USING TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS, THE POLICE, SOME OF THEM ON HORSEBACK, MOVED INTO THE CROWD. THE STUDENT, JEERING AND SHOUTING ABUSE, HURLED ROCKS AND STONES. SOME ARRESTS WERE MADE.

    THE PERUVIAN MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, MR LANGUAZCO SAID LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) THAT THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE POLICE AT THE STADIUM ON SUNDAY HAS BEEN DETAINED. HE SAID HE HAD MEANWHILE RECEIVED REPORTS FROM POLICE CHIEFS SAYING THAT "AGITATORS" HAD TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION TO STIR UP THE MOB. HE ADDED THAT A FULL INVESTIGATION HAD BEEN ORDERED.

    WHILE THE SEVEN-DAY PERIOD OF MOURNING CONTINUES IN LIMA, THE CITY REMAINS IN A STATE OF CONFUSION. THIRTY-ONE PRISONERS, HELD IN A CITY JAIL ESCAPED YESTERDAY, WHILE ACTS OF VIOLENCE CONTINUE IN MANY PARTS. THE DEATH ROLL IN SUNDAY'S TRAGEDY IS ALSO IN DOUBT. POLICE SOURCES REPORT A TOTAL OF 328 DEAD AND 220 STILL IN HOSPITAL, WHILE THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR REPORTS 284 DEATHS. ONE NEWSPAPER PUTS THE TOLL AS HIGH AS 500. HOSPITALS ARE REPORTED OVERCROWDED AND DOCTORS AND NURSES HAVE BEEN RUSHED FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO GIVE ASSISTANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24JKHPUF2WNB1YZFYZAZ04I5X
    Media URN:
    VLVA24JKHPUF2WNB1YZFYZAZ04I5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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