• Short Summary

    Police and the military in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday (19 September) apparently ignored a demonstration by several thousand workers and students, in support of the former Allende Government of Chile.

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    Police and the military in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday (19 September) apparently ignored a demonstration by several thousand workers and students, in support of the former Allende Government of Chile. Observers said the lack of activity from the authorities was another sign of the new political climate in Colombia.

    The marchers carried pro-Allende banners and posters through the main streets of Bogota, ending with a rally in the city's Bolivar Square. There were reports of some clashes between opposing factions.

    The rally was attended by the late President Allende's daughter, Beatriz, and Gladys Marin, Secretary of the Chilean Communist Party. Miss. Allende attacked Chile's military junta and also the role of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, which she claimed was responsible for the downfall of her father.

    Colombian Communists supported her remarks. Other speakers were from the Soviet Union, North Vietnam and Cuba.

    Many of the demonstrators walked as far as 155 miles (250 km) to attend the rally. Red Cross volunteers treated some on their arrival in the capital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84G8XA6K1SNE9UDRQMFV2CLSD
    Media URN:
    VLVA84G8XA6K1SNE9UDRQMFV2CLSD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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