• Short Summary

    Over 5,000 demonstrators protested in Buenos Aires on April 15 over the disappearance of thousands of people in the anti-guerrilla campaign of the late 1970's.

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    GV & SV 9 de Julio street in Buenos Aires, mothers of disappeared people chanting (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Police cordon across street
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    3.
    GV NIGHT SHOTS Demonstrators moving down Avenida de Mayo, chanting and carrying torches (4 shots)
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    4.
    SVs Petitions being taken to Government House (2 shots)
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    5.
    SVs Protestors outside Government House (2 shots)
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    SV Adolfo Perez Esquivel outside Government House
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    SV Petitions being brought out of Government House
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    SV Perez Esquivel addressing demonstrators
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    Background: Over 5,000 demonstrators protested in Buenos Aires on April 15 over the disappearance of thousands of people in the anti-guerrilla campaign of the late 1970's. Mothers of the disappeared, wearing white headscarves shouted for information about their sons and daughters. Nearly 30,000 people were taken by security police in the ruthless army moves to crush opposition and many of them are still unaccounted for. The protestors gathered after a march in the central Plaza de Mayo, outside Government House and attempted to hand in petitions with over 250,000 signatures. Nobel Peace prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel was one of the organisers of the demonstration. He addressed the crowd after the petitions were brought out of Government House. Officials said there was no one senior enough to accept them. Military sources say that the Junta are soon to of guerrillas. They are also preparing a law granting amnesty to military figures involved in repressive measures.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51LFW44H95SJ23GC7SJFSWNWW
    Media URN:
    VLVA51LFW44H95SJ23GC7SJFSWNWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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