The normally placid lifestyle enjoyed by inhabitants of Valparaiso, Chile's second largest city and major seaport, has been disrupted with recent outbursts of student violence at the local Catholic university...
TGV Coaches in park
SV Troops guarding park with guns
TGV Gate of compound
GV PAN Coaches in park (2 shots)
WIPE. LV ZOOM OUT Flags flying at University building
LV PAN Troops guarding building
GV Damaged window from outside and inside (2 shots)
SV Various shots of damage and debris in classrooms (5 shots)
SV Officials in corridor of building
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Background: The normally placid lifestyle enjoyed by inhabitants of Valparaiso, Chile's second largest city and major seaport, has been disrupted with recent outbursts of student violence at the local Catholic university... and by the longstanding strike by owners of privately run buses, taxis and trucks.
For nine days up until Friday (August 31) three hundred right-wing students occupied the main building of the university to stage of protest against President Allende and his government. Then an equal number of left-going pro-Allends students mounted an attack.
In the resulting melee classrooms were damaged, books and desks burned, and windows shattered. The students were armed with rocks, sticks and -- according to reports -- possibly guns. Order was finally restored by armed police, who are now guarding the closed University buildings.
Meanwhile, essential supplies are running low, and transport is down to a few government run buses as private owners continue their five-week strike for spare parts and new vehicles. Five thousand buses, taxis and trucks are bring kept in a huge compound at Renaca, north of Valparaiso until the dispute is settled.