• Short Summary

    STONES HALF THE SIZE OF A BRICK WERE THROWN AND SLINGSHOTS USED IN A CLASH BETWEEN RIVAL GROUPS OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHOACAN IN MORELIA, MEXICO, LAST THURSDAY.

  • Description

    STONES HALF THE SIZE OF A BRICK WERE THROWN AND SLINGSHOTS USED IN A CLASH BETWEEN RIVAL GROUPS OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHOACAN IN MORELIA, MEXICO, LAST THURSDAY.

    THE 400-YEAR-OLD UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN IN AN UPROAR SINCE THE FORCED RESIGNATION, LAST WEDNESDAY, OF RECTOR DR.ELI DE GORTARI, SAID TO BE A LEFT-WING EXTREMIST.UNDER HIS ADMINISTRATION A NUMBER OF RIGHT-WING PROFESSORS HAD BEEN DISMISSED.

    ON THURSDAY, LEFT-WING STUDENTS ENTRENCHED IN TWO BUILDINGS WERE BESIEGED BY STONE-THROWING OPPONENTS OF DE GORTARI.

    THE BATTLE WENT ON FOR SEVERAL HOURS, AND ACTION WAS STEPPED UP AT NIGHT WITH GUNS AND MOLOTOV COCKTAILS.THEN THE ARMY MOVED IN AND STOPPED THE RIOT.

    NOW THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION IS RUN BY A SEVEN-MAN JUNTA APPOINTED BY THE STATE GOVERNOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34B6YKAHTOGDF10YYH5UNZ12J
    Media URN:
    VLVA34B6YKAHTOGDF10YYH5UNZ12J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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