Shoved, booed, stoned and spat upon by Communist-led crowds, Mr. Nixon, Vice-President of the United?
Shoved, booed, stoned and spat upon by Communist-led crowds, Mr. Nixon, Vice-President of the United States shook his fist and shouted, "What's the matter? Are you afraid to talk to me? Are you afraid of the truth?". This was at Lima in Peru during his 18-day goodwill tour of South America. At the time Mr. Nixon was on the way to San Marcos University for a debate with representatives of the students. Despite the efforts of his bodyguard and the Lima police he was unable to enter the university and held an improvised debate at the Roman Catholic University.
At his hotel, on his return, the Vice-President was again mixed up in a tussle with the demonstrators who had previously grazed his neck with a stone and chipped the tooth of Mr. John Sherwood, head of the secret service men accompanying Mr. Nixon. This warm reception contrasted strikingly with the cheering waving crowds that welcomed Mr. Nixon in Peru, when he stepped from his plane. The Peruvian Government has apologies to Mr. Nixon for these outrages.
Further on in his journey, at bogota, Colombia, on Sunday, 11th May, Mr. Nixon again ran intertrouble, with jeering students, who shouted allegations of the U.S.A.'s support for South American dictators. Fortunately a cavalry charge dispersed the crowds.