• Short Summary

    In Argentina, the Mothers of Plaza De Mayo are continuing their demonstrations in an effort to find out the whereabouts of relations who have gone missing since the military Government came to power in 1976.

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    In Argentina, the Mothers of Plaza De Mayo are continuing their demonstrations in an effort to find out the whereabouts of relations who have gone missing since the military Government came to power in 1976.

    SYNOPSIS: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are the wives and mothers of those people they believe to be political prisoners. The demonstrators have become identified with the Plaza where they demonstrate outside Government house. Some two thousand took part in this latest demonstration which was held on Thursday (21 December) in Buenos Aires.

    It was reported to be one of the biggest demonstrations of its kind to have taken place in the so far unsuccessful search for information about missing relatives. Among the demonstrators were churchmen who have given their support to the search.

    Some reports say they want information concerning some one thousand and two hundred relatives. Other reports claim that some three thousand people are involved. The reports say that many of those missing were seized by armed men claiming to be members of security forces. The demonstrations which are held on Thursdays, originally were attended by only a handful of people. Now it is a large movement.

    As they demonstrated, they chanted "we want our sons", and "we want justice". Many said all they wanted to know as Christmas approached was whether their relatives were alive or dead. The day after this demonstration the Argentine Government announced that 193 people detained without trial were to be released, and forty more would be released on parole.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA479O9K616GKQIFX75WLYNCRBI
    Media URN:
    VLVA479O9K616GKQIFX75WLYNCRBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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