In Santiago, ten-thousand Chilean students marched through the streets on Tuesday (August 31) at the start of a week-long "Anti-imperialist" congress.
GV PAN Demonstrators behind big banner
SV PAN Asians in group
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GV Demonstrators with banners & flags march along street (3 shots)
SV Asians marching
GV Men marching arm in arm
SV Men marching
GV & SV Demonstrators seated in hall (4 shots)
SV Officials shaking hands
GV & CU Speaker & audience (3 shots)
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Background: In Santiago, ten-thousand Chilean students marched through the streets on Tuesday (August 31) at the start of a week-long "Anti-imperialist" congress. About three-hundred foreign students -- from as far afield as the United states, India, South Africa and France -- also tock part. The conference, held under the slogan "Youth accuses Imperialism", is aimed at expressing solidarity with the people of Vietnam, Laos and the Khmer Republic. Tuesday's march was followed by a rally at a Santiago stadium.
SYNOPSIS: Chilean students form up in the streets of Santiago for a major "anti-imperialism" rally on Tuesday. The demonstrators, estimated to number about ten-thousand, were joined by three-hundred students from abroad, representing countries as far afield as the United states, India, south Africa and France. The march started a week-long congress held under the slogan "Youth accuses Imperialism". Part of the aim was to express solidarity with the struggle against imperialism in Vietnam, Laos and the Khmer Republic. Money was being collected to finance a hospital in Hanoi.
The goal of the marchers was a stadium in the suburbs of Santiago, where the Congress proper started. The programme of talks and discussions ranges over the denunciation of dictatorial governments to the expression of solidarity with Cuba and Latin-American countries possessing nationalised basic industries. Chilean and international students' movements organised the congress -- thought to be the first of its kind held in America.