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    MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

    Jailed opposition leader Wilson Ferreira Aldunate renounced his candidacy for President, but urged his party to participate in Uruguay's national elections, scheduled for November.

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    1. SVs Demonstrators marching through Montevideo with banners, riot police look on. (2 SHOTS) 0.26
    2. GV Riot police. 0.30
    3. GV & SVs Demonstrators chant and dance, carry banners. (4 SHOTS) 0.59
    4. GVs Night scenes of demonstrations. (2 SHOTS) 1.09
    5. CU Carlos Julio Pereyra taking off glasses. 1.14
    6. TV & SV PAN Demonstrators packing streets, chanting with banners. (3 SHOTS) 1.45
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    Background: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

    Jailed opposition leader Wilson Ferreira Aldunate renounced his candidacy for President, but urged his party to participate in Uruguay's national elections, scheduled for November. The country's military government had banned Ferreira from taking part in politics, and his decision has freed the Blanco Party to select another presidential candidate. The Blanco leadership will meet on August 19 to make its decision. Ferreira was arrested on June 16 after returning from eleven years in self-imposed exile. He faces charges of collaborating with subversives and insulting the armed forces. An estimated forty thousand people gathered in Montevideo's central square on August 17 demanding Ferreira's release. They chanted slogans against the nation's ruling military government, and repeatedly shouted Ferreira's name before dispersing. Carlos Julio Pereyra, vice-presidential candidate for the Centrist Party, told newsmen that he would also step down.

    Source: REUTERS - DANIEL BAUER

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75DYNFJYU57KLPVAWPCP7JN9C
    Media URN:
    VLVA75DYNFJYU57KLPVAWPCP7JN9C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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