• Short Summary

    FIST FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE ARGENTINE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, AND STEEL-HELMETED POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND WATER HOSES ON CROWDS DURING A NIGHT OF POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN BUENOS AIRES ON MAY 22.

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    FIST FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE ARGENTINE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, AND STEEL-HELMETED POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND WATER HOSES ON CROWDS DURING A NIGHT OF POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN BUENOS AIRES ON MAY 22.

    THE POLICE, ACTING ON GOVERNMENT ORDERS, FORMED A CORDON AROUND THE BUILDING TO PREVENT ANY OF THE 47 PERONIST DEPUTIES FROM ENTERING THE CHAMBER. A MACHINE GUN WAS PLACED IN THE MAIN ENTRANCE. VIOLENCE BROKE OUT WHEN THREE PERONIST DEPUTIES SLIPPED THROUGH THE POLICE CORDON AND MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE BUILDING. THERE WAS AN ARGUMENT WHICH RESULTED IN FIGHTING BEFORE ORDER WAS RESTORED.

    OUTSIDE, CROWDS BEGAN CHEERING THE PERONISTS, SCUFFLING WITH POLICE AND CHANTING ANTI-GOVERNMENT SLOGANS, POLICE RETALIATED WITH TEAR GAS AND WATER JETS UNTIL THE CROWD FLED.

    SOURCE OF THE DISTURBANCE WAS A SET OF GOVERNMENT DECREES ORDERING THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS TO "RECESS UNTIL A NEW CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES TAKES OVER". THE DECREE LEAVES PRESIDENT JOSE GUIDE AS SOLE RULER OF THE COUNTRY WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMED FORCES, A MOVE INTENDED TO PREVENT PERONIST DEPUTIES ELECTED LAST MARCH FROM TAKING THEIR SEATS.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY TWO SENATORS AND FIVE DEPUTIES RESIGNED IN PROTEST AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S DECREES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA669VF6AJ66P8PGNNB1IDVBH6S
    Media URN:
    VLVA669VF6AJ66P8PGNNB1IDVBH6S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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