• Short Summary

    THE URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN ACTION TO CURB CURRENT STUDENT DISORDERS IN THE CAPITAL, MONTEVIDEO, BY SUSPENDING ALL ACTIVITY IN THE CENTRAL UNIVERSITY UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH.

  • Description

    THE URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN ACTION TO CURB CURRENT STUDENT DISORDERS IN THE CAPITAL, MONTEVIDEO, BY SUSPENDING ALL ACTIVITY IN THE CENTRAL UNIVERSITY UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH. ACTIVITIES HAVE ALSO BEEN SUSPENDED IN THE CAPITAL'S SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES. TWO STUDENTS, A BOY AND A GIRL, DIED DURING WEEKEND CLASHES WITH THE POLICE. THE FUNERAL OF THE BOY, 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT HUGH DOS SANTOS, WAS HELD IN MONTEVIDEO LAST SUNDAY AND IT WAS ATTENDED BY MANY STUDENTS.

    URUGUAY'S TROUBLES STEM FROM TOUGH AUSTERITY MEASURES IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PROP UP THE COUNTRY'S SAGGING ECONOMY AND RUNAWAY INFLATION WHICH REACHED 130 PER CENT LAST YEAR.

    DISSATISFIED STUDENTS ALLIED THEMSELVES WITH TRADES UNIONISTS AFTER THE GOVERNMENT FROZE WAGES, SALARIES AND PRICES ON JUNE 28 AND FOLLOWING A NEW OUTBREAK OF DISORDERS THE POLICE STAGED RAIDS AND SEARCHES IN THE UNIVERSITIES, HITHERTO PROTECTED BY A SELF-GOVERNMENT STATUTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KRMAN8D894GZO6X8U2B4XF4K
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KRMAN8D894GZO6X8U2B4XF4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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