• Short Summary

    In Santiago, capital of Chile, on Tuesday (4 September), several hundred students belonging to the Christian Democrat Movement organised a petition calling for the resignation of the country's Marxist President Dr.

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    1.
    GV Crowds in streets queuing (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    CU Banner TILT DOWN TO crowd
    0.14

    3.
    SV's & CU People signing (3 shots)
    0.27

    4.
    GV Students chant (2 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    GV Students throw missiles a s police look on (2 shots)
    0.53

    6.
    GV Scuffling breaks out
    1.09

    7.
    MV Police move in and remove rioters
    1.20



    Initials BB/1813 NL/DW/BB/1828



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Santiago, capital of Chile, on Tuesday (4 September), several hundred students belonging to the Christian Democrat Movement organised a petition calling for the resignation of the country's Marxist President Dr. Salvador Allends. They organised a post in the city centre where many people queued to sign the appeal, which, the students said, was inspired by Dr. Allende's own statement: "If the people went me to, I will resign". But the effort was abandoned when the students clashed with Government supporters, and police were called in to clear the square.

    This was one of several demonstrations and clashes in Santiago over the past few days that marked the third anniversary (on September 4th) of Dr. Allende's election to the Presidency. One pro-Allende march was said by government supporters to number more than half a million people. Riot police have been on the alert to prevent street battles.

    Meanwhile, the economic crisis continues. The lorry-owners, whose prolonged strike is estimated to have cost in excess of 200 million U.S. dollars (GBP 80 million sterling), have been joined in a sympathy walk-out by the white collar workers and professionals union, and by the shopkeepers maintaining a token shutdown.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LLP884I0TXWVQWK9H700CP0W
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LLP884I0TXWVQWK9H700CP0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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