• Short Summary

    Sixty-seven people were arrested in Beunos Aires on Friday (1 December), as police broke up grounds of leftwing demonstrators trying to stage a "hunger march" to Government house.

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    Sixty-seven people were arrested in Beunos Aires on Friday (1 December), as police broke up grounds of leftwing demonstrators trying to stage a "hunger march" to Government house.

    Riot police used tear gas several times to scatter the demonstrators, who were moving through the city's commercial district near Government House. There were reports that the police had fired rubber bullets, and that plain clothes men had beaten up several people.

    The "March Against Hunger and Repression" was organised by the Argentine National Rally (ENA), a coalition of small leftwing parties, with the support of the banned Communist Party.

    Police had warned previously that the march would not be allowed. There is currently a ban on all street demonstrations in Buenos Aires. It has been strictly enforced recently because of the fear of large demonstrations accompanying the presence of former President Juan Peron, returned from 17-year exile.

    But on Saturday night, 14 policemen were injured and about 30 demonstrators arrested when security forces clashed with youthful supporters of Peron in a suburb of Buenos Aires. Police said members of the Peronist Youth Movement defied the ban on street demonstrations to organise a march in memory of two urban guerrillas killed by security forces two years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8AW5U1J3CS8FQ32ECJAT8YVSG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AW5U1J3CS8FQ32ECJAT8YVSG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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