• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND FIRE HOSES TO BREAK UP GROUPS OF STUDENTS AND WORKERS DEMONSTRATING IN CORDOBA, NORTHERN ARGENTINA, LAST FRIDAY (9 SEPTEMBER).

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    POLICE; STUDENTS; CROWD RUNNING; POLICE USING TEAR GAS; FIRE HOSES IN ACTION; STUDENTS CHASED.




    Initials JMC/V-N/JH/BB



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    Background: RIOT POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND FIRE HOSES TO BREAK UP GROUPS OF STUDENTS AND WORKERS DEMONSTRATING IN CORDOBA, NORTHERN ARGENTINA, LAST FRIDAY (9 SEPTEMBER).

    THE RIOTING BEGAN WHEN STUDENTS, ALTHOUGH WARNED OFFICIALLY NOT TO DO SO, JOINED A RALLY CALLED BY LOCAL LABOUR LEADER IN SYMPATHY WITH THE STUDENTS, WHO ARE ON STRIKE. THE CORDOBA STUDENTS HAD JOINED THE NATIONWIDE STUDENTS STRIKE CALLED TO PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO END THE ARGENTINA UNIVERSITIES' TRADITIONAL RIGHT TO AUTONOMY.

    FEDERAL POLICE WERE FLOWN IN FROM BUENOS AIRES TO REINFORCE THE LOCAL POLICE. THE SERIES OF VIOLENT RIOTS BROKE OUT WHEN THE STUDENTS AND WORKERS TRIED TO MEET. THE DEMONSTRATORS SET FIRES, BROKE WINDOWS AND HURLED MISSILES. THE POLICE FOUGHT BACK WITH TEAR GAS AND LATER USED FIRE HOSES TO BREAK UP THE STUDENT-WORKER GROUPS. SEVERAL ARRESTS WERE MADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6J60PZN3B4Q261GWG49LLLE4S
    Media URN:
    VLVA6J60PZN3B4Q261GWG49LLLE4S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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