• Short Summary

    A MAY DAY DEMONSTRATION IN SAO PAULO IN BRAZIL ENDED WITH STATE AND OTHER OFFICIALS BEATING A HASTY RETREAT UNDER A HAIL OF STONES.

  • Description

    A MAY DAY DEMONSTRATION IN SAO PAULO IN BRAZIL ENDED WITH STATE AND OTHER OFFICIALS BEATING A HASTY RETREAT UNDER A HAIL OF STONES.

    MAY DAY WAS MARKED BY A BIG RALLY IN THE CITY'S CATHEDRAL SQUARE. BUT IT ENDED IN A VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY ON WAGES.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS HAD BEEN UNDER CLOSE POLICE SURVEILLANCE, AND ARMED SOLDIERS WERE ALSO STANDING BY. BUT WHEN THE VIOLENCE ERUPTED IN THE SQUARE THERE WAS NO STOPPING THE CROWD. THE OFFICIAL DAIS WAS TAKEN OVER BY STUDENTS AND WORKERS AFTER THE OFFICIALS HAD FLED.

    THEN THEY SET FIRE TO THE DAIS AND TO AN AMERICAN FLAG BEFORE POURING INTO THE CITY'S STREETS FOR A PROTEST MARCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2S8WWHTTWUI43UK4KANQNXUVN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S8WWHTTWUI43UK4KANQNXUVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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