In Montevideo on Friday (August 11) an alleged Tupamaro guerrilla and a student were shot dead when a group of gunmen burst into a classroom where a meeting was being held.
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Background: In Montevideo on Friday (August 11) an alleged Tupamaro guerrilla and a student were shot dead when a group of gunmen burst into a classroom where a meeting was being held.
Apparently maintaining that the meeting was being held by Tupamaros, a group of rightwing extremists entered the classroom and fired on those present. The 27-year-old unidentified man - believed to be a Tupamaro - died immediately; the student, a 20-year-old bus company worker attending night school, died a few minutes later.
Members of rightwing groups have been occupying school and college buildings in the Uruguayan capital in recent weeks, claiming that they had been fostering subversion among the students and supporting the Tupamaros.
Earlier, crowds had demonstrated in various parts of Montevideo in protest against the wounding and capture of a Tupamaro guerrilla on Thursday. In one incident, students set up a blockade of burning cars 200 yards from Parliament House.
On the same day, Police also shot and killed Jose Maria Perez Lutz, whom they said was one of the Tupamaros who had taken part in the assassination of two police officers in April - on the same day that a former Interior Minister, a naval officer and eight Tupamaros died in shootings and battles in the city.