• Short Summary

    Huge crowds gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday (May 26), as hundreds of political prisoners, including urban guerrillas, began to leave the capital's Devoto Jail and other prisons.

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    GV Peronist demonstrators
    LV Government building
    GV Prison
    SV Prison placard
    SV Sign 'No Hay Visitas, 26.5.73'
    SV & GV Prison walls (4 shots)
    GV ZOOM IN riot troops and soldiers on prison battlements (2 shots)
    GV Prison walls and door(2 shots)
    LV Congress building and Peronist demonstrators

    Initials ES.1453 ES. 1505
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    Background: Huge crowds gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday (May 26), as hundreds of political prisoners, including urban guerrillas, began to leave the capital's Devoto Jail and other prisons. It is estimated that 1,200 prisoners will be released eventually.
    They were freed under an amnesty ordered by Peronist President Dr. Hector Campora less than twelve hours after he took office as Argentina's constitutional Head of State. Congress, meeting again after almost seven years of military rule, is expected to sanction the amnesty as soon as possible.
    Following the release, two youths were killed and twenty wounded when police fired on 10,000 demonstrators who tried to storm Devoto Jail. There have been numerous clashes with police during the massive and continuous celebrations of President Campora's inauguration.
    SYNOPSIS: Most came from the capital's Devoto jail and were freed under an amnesty ordered by Peronist President Dr. Hector Campora less than twelve hours after he took office. Congress, meeting again after almost seven years of military rule, is expected to sanction the amnesty soon.
    After the released prisoners had been taken to the headquarters of Dr. Campora's Justicialist Movement, 10,000 demonstrators tried to storm Devoto jail. Two were killed and 40 wounded by police bullets. At Buenos Aires' other jail, police used tear gas to quell rioting.
    There have been numerous clashes with police during the exuberant and continuous celebrations of President Campora's inauguration.
    The urban guerrillas had tormented the military government with numerous kidnappings, assassinations and robberies. But President Campora, who bases his political power on support for ex-President, Peron, has insisted on an amnesty, as well sweeping economic reforms, legalizing of opposition parties and renewing contact with communist countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AX5KPZO32OUQGC7IKDXFDH1P
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AX5KPZO32OUQGC7IKDXFDH1P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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