• Short Summary

    POLICE, ARMED WITH TEARGAS, ARE PATROLLING THE STREETS OF MONTEVIDEO AFTER DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY STUDENTS, RIOTED ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE URUGUAY GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO BREAK RELATIONS WITH CUBA.

  • Description

    POLICE, ARMED WITH TEARGAS, ARE PATROLLING THE STREETS OF MONTEVIDEO AFTER DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY STUDENTS, RIOTED ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE URUGUAY GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO BREAK RELATIONS WITH CUBA.

    THE RIOTS TOOK PLACE A GOVERNMENT BAN ON STREET DEMONSTRATIONS. FOR THE TWO DAYS THERE WERE CONSTANT CLASHES BETWEEN PRO-CUBA ELEMENTS AND THE POLICE.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON TUESDAY OF THE SEVERING OF RELATIONS WITH CUBA FOLLOWED AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE WHO MET IN WASHINGTON LAST JULY.

    A MOB INCLUDING ABOUT 400 STUDENTS OCCUPIED MONTEVIDEO UNIVERSITY AND BUILT BARRICADES AGAINST THE POLICE. STREET PAVING STONES WERE HURLED FROM ROOFTOPS AT THE POLICE IN MANY OF THE CLASHES. APART FROM THE DEMONSTRATORS AND THE POLICE, THE STREETS WERE VIRTUALLY DESERTED.

    WHEN POLICE THREW A CORDON AROUND THE UNIVERSITY AND THREATENED TO STORM THE BUILDING WITH TEAR GAS, THE STUDENTS OFFERED TO LEAVE IF PERMITTED TO GO FREE. THIS OFFER WAS REJECTED BY POLICE.

    MEANWHILE ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION TOOK PLACE IN THE CITY'S PLAZA TREINTA AND TRES. THERE 2,000 STUDENTS AND WORKMEN SHOUTING ANTI-GOVERNMENT SLOGANS WERE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY POLICE USING TEAR GAS.

    BOMBS WERE THROWN AT THE CITY BANK AND THE OFFICES OF THE WESTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY, BUT NO CASUALTIES WERE REPORTED. DURING SKIRMISHES, 18 POLICEMEN WERE INJURED.

    A DETAILED REPORT OF THE DISTURBANCES IS BEING PREPARED FOR THE SENATE BY DR. ADOLFO TEJERA, THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW FORMALLY NOTIFIED THE CUBAN CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE BREAK IN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. CUBAN REPRESENTATIVES ARE EXPECTED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY EARLY THIS WEEK AFTER HAVING ENTRUSTED THE HANDLING OF THEIR NATIONAL INTERESTS TO ONE OF THE NON-ALIGNED EMBASSIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XLG7XA4PIMAW5IN7L4IAPZAT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XLG7XA4PIMAW5IN7L4IAPZAT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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