• Short Summary

    The University of Buenos Aires reopened in part in the downtown area Monday (22 August) after police closed downtown in July.

  • Description

    The University of Buenos Aires reopened in part in the downtown area Monday (22 August) after police closed downtown in July.

    Mobs of angry students--shouting, "books, is, boots no", taunted groups of heavily armed police at the star of classes.

    By late in the evening, police officials said they had arrested 22 students and detained 19 others.

    The demonstrators were demanding the resignation of the news University rector, Doctor Luis Maria Botet, and the restoration of the autonomy that Argentina's eight state universities enjoyed before the military regime of Lieutenant General Juan Carlos Ongania took power on the 29th of July.

    Students raced through the relatively few classes that were actually functioning in the school of medicine, and reportedly urged students in class to leave.

    Most the arrests were made at the school of medicine. As the arrests continued, Dr. Botet declared, "The principle of authority must be re-established in the country. All disruptive action will be severely dealt with, and we will not hesitate to call for police aid."
    About half of the University's 2-thousand member teaching staff has resigned rather than pledge allegiance to the military regime, and, as a result, about half the 75-thousand member fulltime student body has resigned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CW35DGRK1FBOV8G3RGU94TOR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CW35DGRK1FBOV8G3RGU94TOR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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