• Short Summary

    AT LEAST TWO PERSONS WERE INJURED AND AN UNDISCLOSED NUMBER ARRESTED WHEN RIOT POLICE PUT DOWN A LEFTIST DEMONSTRATION IN SANTO DOMINGO ON THURSDAY, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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    MV ARMED FORCES MARCHING DOWN STREET
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    2.
    MV DIGNITARIES
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    3.
    SV WOMAN TRYING TO LAY WREATH
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    4.
    MV CROWD JEERING
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    5.
    MV DOMINICAN FLAG
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    6.
    MV GOVERNMENT WREATH - PEOPLE MILLING ABOUT
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    7.
    MV CROWD JEERS
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    8.
    SV SOLDIERS THROW TEAR GAS - DISPERSING CROWD
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    9.
    SV PEOPLE WIPING THEIR EYES
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    10.
    GV SOLDIERS WITH GAS MASKS
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    11.
    GV POLICE VEHICLE PASSES IN STREET
    0.56

    12.
    SV SOLDIERS DIRECTING PEOPLE IN STREET SCENE OBSCURED BY TEAR GAS
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    Background: AT LEAST TWO PERSONS WERE INJURED AND AN UNDISCLOSED NUMBER ARRESTED WHEN RIOT POLICE PUT DOWN A LEFTIST DEMONSTRATION IN SANTO DOMINGO ON THURSDAY, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE ACTION OF THE POLICE WAS STRONGLY CRITICISED BY THE SANTO DOMINGO PRESS.

    THE OCCASION WAS A CEREMONY AT THE "ALTAR OF PATRIE", A SHRINE TO THE HEROES OF DOMINICAN INDEPENDENCE. THE ALTAR IS IN A SANTO DOMINGO PARK, AND MARKS THE SPOT WHERE INDEPENDENCE FROM HAITIAN OCCUPATION WAS DECLARED 27 FEBRUARY, 1844.

    TWO YOUNG WOMEN, DRESSED IN MOURNING, ATTEMPTED TO LAY A WREATH AT THE SPOT BUT WERE HUSTLED AWAY BY POLICE. THE TWO WERE REPRESENTING A STUDENT FEDERATION AND THE OUTLAWED LEFTIST JUNE FOURTEENTH MOVEMENT. ABOUT 200 RIOT POLICE CIRCULATED THROUGH THE CROWD.

    THE CROWD LATER BEGAN TO SING A JUNE FOURTEENTH MOVEMENT HYMN, AND AS THEY DID SO, THE RIOT POLICE OPENED FIRE WITH TEAR GAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7RHXBZ6I6KB837Y82LSZZZJM0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RHXBZ6I6KB837Y82LSZZZJM0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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