• Short Summary

    A strike by owners of private transport, which has taken 45,000 vehicles off he roads, entered its twenty third day in Chile on Friday (17 August) and brought severe shortages of feed and other essentials.

  • Description

    A strike by owners of private transport, which has taken 45,000 vehicles off he roads, entered its twenty third day in Chile on Friday (17 August) and brought severe shortages of feed and other essentials. The following day a government spokesman announced that troops had commandeered 2,550 lorries and buses, after a final order to return to work had been ignored.

    Talks with the Government have always foundered on President Allendo's refusal to accede to the transport-owners demand that Transport Ministry Under-Secretary Jaima Faivevich should be dismissed. After the breakdown of talks, the President of the National Transport Federation, Juan Jara, called on other groups of professional, business and working people to strike in solidarity.

    Transport owners have been barricading lorry compounds after troops surrounded some of them. 27 military commissioners have been appointed by President Allende to end the strike.

    The strike has been described by the Government as 'purely political' and intended to damage Marxist President Allende's Socialist Government. The President has constantly said that he will use force to end the strike.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88HQ4VTQ2WGSMYD7FX5KJEHUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA88HQ4VTQ2WGSMYD7FX5KJEHUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment