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    Left wing demonstrators protested bitterly at the funeral of four relatives of a former guerrilla leader in Cordoba, Argentina on Saturday (16 August).

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    Left wing demonstrators protested bitterly at the funeral of four relatives of a former guerrilla leader in Cordoba, Argentina on Saturday (16 August).

    Hooded men kidnapped and brutally murdered the four relatives on Thursday. The gunmen left a fifth ??? badly injured, she too is likely to die.

    The victims are the family of Montonero guerrilla leaders Mariano Pujadas who is alleged to have been gunned down by Navy guards at Trelew jail, 1300 kms (810 miles) south of Buenos Aires, three years ago.

    They were dragged from their home at dawn by the armed men and were found hours later bullet-riddled and mutilated almost beyond recognition. Police were tipped off by a 'phone call before they found the bodies in a ditch.

    The five were the dead guerrilla's father and mother, Dr. Jose and Badel Pujadas; a brother Jose Maria; his brother's wife Mirtha; and a sister, Maria Jose, aged about 20. Police said the victims were so badly mutilated, it was not possible to tell which of the women was the survivor.

    The kidnappers also wrecked the Pujadas' home.

    The killings appear to have been a rightwing strike against Argentina's powerful Montoneros Guerrilla movement which is fighting to overthrow President Maria Estela Peron.

    Mariano Pujadas was an important member of the Montoneros before his death on 22 August, 1972.

    He was one of 16 captive leftwing guerrillas alleged to have been shot inside Trelew jail after being recaptured following a mass breakout from a nearby top security prison.

    A top Cordoba policeman said later the incident would result in serious problem for the police, government and the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA823K1AJCH92K8AMUKP9GO5RD8
    Media URN:
    VLVA823K1AJCH92K8AMUKP9GO5RD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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