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    Left-wing demonstrators who gathered outside Madrid's Carabanchel prison on Sunday (7 December) to demand a total amnesty for political prisoners, were dispersed by riot police using teargas.

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    Left-wing demonstrators who gathered outside Madrid's Carabanchel prison on Sunday (7 December) to demand a total amnesty for political prisoners, were dispersed by riot police using teargas. The police authorities said in the evening that a hundred people had been arrested, but "legal sources" had reported earlier that two hundred people had been seized.

    The Police also arrested the Communist labour leader, Marcelino Camacho, only a week after he was released from jail under a partial amnesty decreed by King Juan Carlos. Senor Camacho, who is 57, was picked up as he bought newspapers from a kiosk near his home. His wife said that he had no intention of joining the demonstration outside Carabanchel Prison on the outskirts of the city.

    The "legal sources" said that more than a hundred people who had been arrested after clashes near the prison, had later been released widespread subversion" demonstrators had attacked the offices of Spain's only legally permitted political party, the National Movement, and staged illegal meetings at Madrid University.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Carlos Arias Navarro, who has been confirmed in his post by the new 37 year-old King, was preparing a major Cabinet reshuffle amid opposition calls for strikes this coming week to force the Government to speed up democratic reforms.

    SYNOPSIS: The Carabanchel Prison on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, was the focal point for a demonstration by left-wingers on Sunday. They were demanding a total amnesty for political prisoners. But as they gathered nearby, they were dispersed by mounted police and riot squads using tear gas.

    By the evening the police said that a hundred people had been arrested. But other sources had earlier reported that two hundred had been seized -- though half had been released after questioning. Among those arrested was the Communist labour leader, Marcelino Camacho. Only a week before he had been released from jail under a partial amnesty decreed by King Juan Carlos.

    The police accused the demonstrators of a "campaign of widespread subversion" and of attacking the offices of Spain's only legally permitted political party, the National Movement. They were also said to have staged illegal meetings at Madrid University.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GM0I7UH31KQ4KX9TQ7TU9CT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GM0I7UH31KQ4KX9TQ7TU9CT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
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    N/A

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