Fermer President of the Argentine General Juan Peron received the adulation of nearly half a million of his supporters in Buenos Aires on Friday (August 31) when he attended his first rally since returning home in June after 18 years in exile.
GV Peron and wife standing on balcony
GV Supporters with flags and banners cheering for Peron and Pron acknowledges.
GV People with banners and placards moving past
GV People moving on tilt up to Peron and wife on balcony
SV Man asserted away from parade and ambulance
GV Pictures of Peron and wife on C.G.T. building above balcony
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Background: Fermer President of the Argentine General Juan Peron received the adulation of nearly half a million of his supporters in Buenos Aires on Friday (August 31) when he attended his first rally since returning home in June after 18 years in exile.
The rally organised by the Peronist dominated General Labour confederation (CGT) launched the campaign for his third term as President of Argentina.
General Peron, new 77, with his third wife Isable as his Vice Presidential candidate, is standing as the Justicialist Liberation Front candidate in the Presidential election due to be held on September 23.
Nearly 10,000 police, some mounted, ethers on resttops, watched in the biggest security operation over seen in the Argentine capital.
They were there to prevent any repetition of the vialsnce between rival groups of Peronists which marred General Peron's return form exile. An estimated 110 people died in the shooting.
But Friday's rally passed off in a festive atmosphere
SYNOPSIS: In Buenos Aires an Friday the former Argentinias leader General Juan Peron launched his ???aign for his third term as President of Argentina.
Half a million supporters moved slowly past their leader on the balcony of the head-quarters of the Peronist General Labour Confederation.
It was General Peron's first mass rally aince he returned home in June after eight??? years of exile/
Workers staged a general strike to mark the o???ion and all other activities were virtually paralysed. The Buenos Aires parade took six hours to pass.
The crowds sang and danced and General Peron smiled and waved- at his side his third wife Isabel, who is Vice Presidential candidate in the election due on September 23.
Apart from a few miner injuries in the crush the rally was entirely peaceful.
Ten thousand police were an duty to ensure there was no repeat of the viele???e which marred the General's return.