United States Marines entered the rebel-held section of Santo Domingo by mistake on May 6.?
United States Marines entered the rebel-held section of Santo Domingo by mistake on May 6. Rebels opened fire on them, killing two. Two others died later of wounds received. Rebel leaders say two of their own men were killed in the battle.
The American marines entered the rebel-held sector of downtown Santo Domingo in a jeep and a truck. The Marines say they strayed into the sector by mistake.
Two marines were killed outright in the gunfire directed at their vehicles. Two others were wounded and later died from those wounds.
The rebels who condemned the action of the marines say the Americans were in violation of the cease-fire negotiated this week by the Organization of American States.
Dominican civilians drove the bodies of the two dead marines in a car to a marine checkpoint near the Hotel Embajador.
Four marines were captured and they are shown being taken to interrogation by rebel leaders in our film. A Peace Corps official later secured the release of the captured marines.
Continuous sniper fire rattles through the strife-torn city as tension remains high in the second week of the revolt.