• Short Summary

    SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE JOINED A FUNERAL PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF CIUDAD TRUJILLO, SEPTEMBER 13, FOR ONE OF THE FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN RIOTING ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

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    SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE JOINED A FUNERAL PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF CIUDAD TRUJILLO, SEPTEMBER 13, FOR ONE OF THE FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN RIOTING ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    THE GOVERNMENT HAD REFUSED TO PERMIT A FUNERAL MASS TO BE HELD IN THE CITY'S COLON CATHEDRAL, BUT THE CROWDS TURNED OUT IN DEFIANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT, CLOSING SHOPS AND LEAVING THEIR JOBS TO MARCH BEHIND THE COFFIN BEARING THE BODY OF DR. VICTOR RAFAEL ESTRELLA LIZ. THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL BURIAL GROUND AND A SHORT SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED IN THE CEMETERY CHAPEL.

    DR. LIZ BEEN SHOT BY POLICE AT A DEMONSTRATION AT THE AIRPORT LAST TUESDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER, JUST BEFORE THE ARRIVAL IN CIUDAD TRUJILLO OF A COMMISSION FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES. AT A MEETING BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE DOMINICAN OPPOSITION PARTY AND THE O.A.S. GROUP, THE DOMINICANS WARNED THE GROUP THAT IT HAD THE GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY OF SOLVING THE TANGLED LOCAL POLITICAL PROBLEM "TO PREVENT ANY SUBSEQUENT BLOODY FIGHT TO THE DEATH." HOWEVER, AN O.A.S. SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE COMMITTEE COULD NOT AND WOULD NOT INTERVENE IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE NATION.

    A GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON SEPTEMBER 14 SAID THREE LEADERS OF THE OPPOSITION NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT HAD BEEN DEPORTED "AFTER IT WAS PROVED THEY WERE INVOLVED IN COMMUNIST ACTIVITIES."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JIQHOGQSOQBCG3X1UZF021V4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JIQHOGQSOQBCG3X1UZF021V4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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